The project manager's daily tasks include:
- Manage the team members: Talking to them, asking them about the challenges they're facing, helping them with their tasks, try to solve their problems (directly or by asking the help of someone else), monitoring their tasks. This task can be delegated to the team leader.
- Acting as a communication hub between all the parties involved in the project.
- Communicating with the project sponsor about the project (It's better to communicate with the project sponsor every day about the project either by email, by phone, or face to face). This will ensure that the project sponsor is constantly up to date about the project.
- Updating the project schedule to reflect tasks that are done, or to reflect the percentage done of a task. This task can be delegated to the project scheduler if that role exists in the company.
- Answering queries from the project sponsor, the client, and other stakeholders. These queries might be about the project that is currently being executed, or about other projects.
- Preparing the weekly status report (the report is sent once a week, but should be worked on every day)
- Manage the risks/issues, including responding to risks/issues, and updating the risk register and the issue register.
- Other day to day activities may include: Conflict management, stakeholder management (including expectation management), requirements management, etc...