Auteur Project Manager: Project Execution Strategy with Style
Any movie director can follow a script to produce a film, but it takes an auteur film director to turn the film into an experience that becomes a classic that appeals to all audiences. Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola, Wes Anderson, and Guillermo del Toro are a few auteur filmmakers that drive expectation. Projects are similar, it takes an Auteur Project Manager to take a project plan and not only implement the plan but create a transformation.
An Auteur Project Manager is a type of project manager who has developed a unique style of innovative project delivery. The Auteur Project Manager has the personal influence to harness or create innovative organizational cultures of ideation designed to achieve collective strategic goals. Their approach and methodology of taking ideas to implementation may use tools such as SCRUM, agile, waterfall, risk and stakeholder registries, etc. just as film director uses 35 mm film, CGI, animation, live action, documentary, etc. to produce a movie. In today’s sophisticated project environment, stakeholders are requiring a higher level of project design, commitment and experience and auteur project managers are evolving to meet these heightened requirements.