Expert Olukayode Jinadu discusses the importance of a quality project manager

Olukayode Jinadu

Olukayode Jinadu is Thyssenkrup’s Quality Manager, shares his views on what makes a great Quality Project Manager

COLUMBUS, INDIANA, USA, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Olukayode Jinadu is the Quality Manager of Thyssenkrup, a technology solutions company that develops and manufactures products for future customer and market needs. As an engineer, he uses technology and quality tools to ensure that products are delivered of the highest quality. Olukayode Jinadu works with quality tools including Six Sigma and data analytics to ensure customer satisfaction.

What is an example of a quality project?

An example of a quality project would be a project focused on improving machine quality by replacing and fixing missing and incorrect parts on a machine. This machine can come from any industry; vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, espresso machines, tractors, forklifts, dishwashers, leaf blowers, train engines, lawn mowers, etc.

In order to find consistency in success in any industry and for any machine, there is a list of steps the team should complete.

This includes:
Data analysis
Isolate the problem
Determine the missing pieces
Establish baseline
Understand what is the cause of the problem
Addressing Root Causes
Improve the process

The team must be well equipped to perform each of these steps and achieve the best possible result. This means that the team should use technologies such as smart camera systems, light guide systems and even blockchain for better traceability and identification throughout the value chain.

Along with the technology needed to find and fix potential problems, value chain activities are needed to create and deliver goods. Equally important in this process is order management, engineering design, supply chain, manufacturing, up to the transport of the machines to the customer or the intended end point.

Olukayode Jinadu’s opinion on the importance of a quality project manager

The project manager overseeing a quality project is responsible for carrying out all activities to successfully plan and execute the project. Being the leader, the project manager is extremely vital to the quality of a project.

It is up to the project manager to give a complete introduction and description of the project to the team, giving them the scope of work, risks and deliverables.

If the team has a clear and clear understanding of what is expected of them from the start, this creates an excellent foundation for the quality project.

Once the project is presented, the project manager then creates a schedule of deliverables and works directly with the team to determine anything that may be a red flag or an obstacle that will slow the project down.

This is why Olukayode Jinadu places great importance on finding a project manager who can execute all necessary tasks, delegate a team appropriately, and handle challenges that arise in the process.

Olukayode Jinadu shares traits a great project manager should have
1.ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Quality is dedicated to ensuring that all details are considered and every component of a project is managed effectively. This attention to detail and focus on quality will result in countless successful projects.

2. ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.

Asking questions is essential to planning and executing any project. By asking team members questions like “What are we missing?” or “who else is impacted?”, you can ensure that all the people who need to be included are involved in the project and that nothing is missing. This attention to detail guarantees the success of your projects.

3. PLAY DEVILS’ ADVOCATE TO CHALLENGE THE TEAM

A high quality project manager has the ability to challenge the engineers working on the project, this not only improves your current project, but allows for learning, growth and innovative new ideas. Even if the project manager is not an engineer, he can still help engineers and other team members to ensure that they really solve the problem and implement the right solution that will withstand the test of time.

As mentioned in the previous question, asking tough questions will be a key factor in stimulating your team, by digging deeper into the problems you will have well thought out solutions. Part of managing great projects is knowing what questions to ask and not being afraid to ask them.

4. HAS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF DELIVERABLES

The project manager of a quality project should have a clear understanding of the project’s goals, the metrics to use, and know what success means. Without this information, it is difficult to assess whether the quality improvement project was successful or not.

5. IDENTIFIES AND MANAGES RISKS.

A good project manager must be able to identify the risks that can derail or destroy their project, for the entire project. Not only is it important to identify the risk, but also to know how to manage and address those risks that could potentially cause a problem or harm their project.

6. STAY ON TOP OF THE PROJECT.

As a project manager, one of the most important things you can do is identify the problem that needs to be solved. Once done, develop a plan to resolve it and identify the risks. From there, work continuously to move the project forward. This means working closely with the team to ensure they have what they need to be successful, removing roadblocks and getting things done as planned.

7. INCREASES PROBLEMS.

Not all problems can be solved easily, it is important that the project manager notices these problems, takes the necessary steps to escalate the problem and the correct path to solve them.

8. IS TRANSPARENT AND OPEN WITH LEADERSHIP ON ISSUES.

Trust is an important characteristic for project managers to have – it involves being open at every stage of the project; whether the team is late, ahead, or needs additional assistance with certain aspects of the project.

9. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK CLOSELY WITH THE TEAM.

A good project manager doesn’t just manage and tell a team what to do, even if he’s not an engineer himself, he needs to understand what’s going on and every step of the process. It’s important for the team to see the project manager as part of the team, not just someone telling them what to do.

10. GOES BEYOND AND BEYOND WHAT POSSIBLE FOR PROJECT SUCCESS.

A good project manager doesn’t just look at the schedule, the risks and does the bare minimum to get by. They go beyond that to look for ways to really help the project and the team succeed. It looks like seeking additional support, taking the time to listen and learn where the team needs help, giving them a clear picture of what is needed and expected and more.

Olukayode Jinadu is excited to use his years of experience and expertise he has gained to propel many projects to success. Not only does he manage projects, but he provides advice and tips to other project quality managers.

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