Role of project manager. The project manager is the person who is assigned by the organization to lead the team. The project manager is responsible for achieving the project objectives. Project managers are responsible for managing the project processes and applying tools and techniques to carry out the project activities. Good project managers should have a variety of skills. Some typical responsibilities of project managers are as follows: planning and organizing the work, managing the day-to-day activities of a project, delivering the project deliverables to the client, and identifying potential stakeholders. Effective project management requires that the project manager possess the following competencies: knowledge (what the project manager knows about project management), competence (what the project manager is able to do or accomplish with his project management knowledge), and personal skills (how the project manager behaves when handling the project or related activities). Interpersonal skills of a project manager are crucial, as project managers accomplish work through the project team and other stakeholders. Some highly desirable interpersonal skills of a project manager are leadership, team building, motivation, communication, influencing, decision-making, political and cultural awareness, negotiation, trust building, conflict management, and coaching.