An Efficient Development Project Manager Can Complete Projects as Scheduled

A company or any other entity that has planned a project for construction requires an assurance that the project will be completed to the required quality, in the scheduled time, and within the budget allotted to it. Appointing the right and experienced development project manager is essential to ensure that the project is completed with attention to detail and at a high standard. There are many different types of development project managers, although the main managers at Aurora Pacific Project Management are construction project manager, commercial development manager, construction development manager and retail project manager. As you can see, there is many different types of development project managers that we cater for at Aurora Pacific, making us the industry leading construction project manager, focusing on being a premium commercial development manager, retail project manager and construction development manager.


What is a Commercial Development Manager?

A commercial development manager, otherwise known as a development project manager is a professional who has the overall responsibility to plan, design, initiate, execute, monitor and control a project till it achieves the required targets. A project manager needs to have more than just general management skills and should be able to recognise risks that can impact the success and take action accordingly. They must also be able to resolve conflicts among the various personnel and agencies involved during the construction of any development project. Project managers are responsible for taking most decisions on a development, both big and small. They must be able to foresee risks and act to minimize any uncertainty that they can cause.


A development project manager must assume many roles that can start with defining the scope of the project and its initial planning. Once the stakeholders have approved the project and its budget and specifications, the project manager should move on to planning the various activities and their sequence of construction. They must be able to plan for the required resources, develop schedules and finalise cost and time estimates. A manager may have to take the responsibility of developing a budget and will have to keep track of it at all times. The project manager have to be responsible for all the necessary documentation that details all the planning, scheduling estimation and contracting for the project.


Once the project is underway, the project manager will have to supervise the detailed scheduling for each activity or entity and set up methods to monitor and report progress. The construction project manager will have to be prepared with a risk analysis and set up ways to manage the risks and any issues that arise as a result. A project manager is a team leader and must influence strategies, partner with businesses and work smoothly with all vendors.


Quality must be given constant attention and budgets must be reviewed at regular intervals. The project manager needs to have the authority to divert funds from one area to another if the overall budget is not exceeded. Reporting to stakeholders and owners at regular intervals and keeping them abreast of the latest developments is also one of the duties of a good project manager.