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; ...