If you’re a project manager, you know what it’s like to wear multiple hats.
With responsibilities such as planning, budgeting, and overseeing numerous project details, project managers must master the art of organization.
They must also become expert communicators. Successful project management requires a close working relationship with leadership to ensure each project is aligned with business strategy, even as companies undergo enterprise-wide change.
Becoming an excellent project manager requires drive and experience. To help guide you on the path to success, we’ve created a list of 10 talented project managers from whom we could all learn a thing or two.
Make sure to follow these all-stars on Twitter for tips, tricks, and to stay up to date with the latest industry trends!
The top 10 project managers to follow:
Elizabeth is the Program Manager at Spire Healthcare Group, a private hospital group in the UK. She is also CEO and Founder of The Otobos Group, a communications consultancy specializing in project management, and an award winning writer. Elizabeth is the voice behind The Money Files
blog and A Girl’s Guide to Project Management
. She also authored the books Social Media for Project Managers
and Customer-Centric Project Management
Susanne currently serves as Director and Co-Founder of The Project Leadership Institute. She is also a project leadership coach, facilitator, and speaker helping organizations improve their project leadership capabilities. Susanne is the author of two project management books: The Project Management Coaching Workbook
and The Power of Project Leadership.
Michael is the Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager at TD Ameritrade. He has rich experience leading large-scale projects worth tens of millions of dollars to drive organizational productivity and performance. He’s worked in many industries, including insurance, finance, retail, construction, engineering, healthcare, and government.
Kevin is the Digital Project Manager at Zimmerman Advertising, where he determines all of the steps, resources, and timelines for digital projects, among other project management duties. Kevin describes himself as passionate about digital strategy, UX, social media, design, SEO, and analytics.
Lolly is the President and Founder of Lead From Within, a global leadership consultancy that specializes in leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, and culture design. She is the author of thousands of articles and columns for various leading media publications, as well as the best selling book The Leadership Gap
Cornelius has experience leading projects across a range of industries, including management consulting, retail, high-tech, and financial services in Switzerland, Germany, and the U.S. Currently residing in California, Cornelius is a project management coach through OSP International and the host of The Project Management Podcast.
Seth has founded and led several companies focused on marketing, advertising, and leadership development. He currently serves as Founder and CEO of Do You Zoom, Inc., and Seth Godin Productions. Seth is the author of 18 best-selling books, a lecturer and TED Talk presenter, and educator at altMBA and The Marketing Seminar. Check out Seth’s Blog here
Aaron is Senior Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft, editor in chief of A List Apart
, and author of Adaptive Web Design
. He is also the Founder and Technical Lead of Easy Designs, a content-focused web development consultancy.
Since December 2016, Chris has served as Vice President of Products & Innovation at Liquid Web, an online hosting solutions provider. With 20 years of senior-level software management experience, Chris has served as a key member of corporate management, software development, and product teams.
Johan is an industrial engineer with more than 25 years of experience in IT. As a consultant for Infopicture Technologies, Johan manages all company operations and resources to ensure customer satisfaction and maximize stakeholder profits. He is well-versed in managing large-scale infrastructure projects that address technology, people, and process change.