When it comes to managing a large project, there are so many fine details that need to be taken into account. Not only should all the details be noted, but they need to be presented in a digestible format if they are to be put into action. Without a detail-oriented person to organize all the details swirling around, projects would certainly be chaotic. That’s where a strong project coordinator (PCr) comes into play.
You’re probably familiar with the role of a project manager (PM), who is focused on the success of the entire project overall. However, a project coordinator is more focused on specific tasks within the project. Without a PCr by their side taking on the day-to-day responsibilities, a PM would be bogged down with the details, deadlines, and documents.
For example, a PCr on a recent project was able to take input from multiple staff members and combine it into well-presented documents that were provided to the project leadership. Sifting through raw, unformatted input would be time- and labor-intensive and would likely push back several deadlines. Staying on the expected timeline is another key responsibility for a project coordinator. Project coordinators act as the communication conduit between key stakeholders to keep tasks moving forward.
Another important responsibility of a project coordinator is to help identify project risks and notify the PM. They need to be able to pivot direction on a dime and be agile. Should a risk mean shifting deadlines or taking on extra tasks, a PCr can do what’s needed to get the job done.
The added value that project coordinators offer to project management is needed for project success. Learn more about netlogx’ project and program management services or request a consultation to see how we can help give you the power to manage your business, rather than your business managing you.
Learn what it looks like to be a project coordinator and how the role impacts a project by downloading our project coordinator guide.