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What Makes a Good Project Manager?

In this chapter, you learn the traits of successful project managers, the reasons that project managers succeed, and the reasons that they fail.

A Doer, Not a Bystander

If you are assigned the task of project manager within your organization, consider this: You were probably selected because you exhibited the potential to be an effective project manager. Or, conversely, there was no one else around, so you inherited the task!

In essence, a project manager is an active doer, not a passive bystander. As you learned in the previous chapter, a big portion of the project manager’s responsibility is planning: mapping out how a project will be undertaken; anticipating obstacles and roadblocks; making course adjustments; ...

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