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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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3.3. Defining Management's Role

Management, to some, is a necessary evil. Sure, there are plenty of bad, heartless bosses in this world, but not every manager is bad. The majority of managers want to be good bosses, they want to be well liked, and they want to do a good, thorough job. While management should show an interest in the project you're implementing, their role should be one of support, not one of implementation. Management should not be peering over the shoulder of a technician trying to install video cards and memory. That's as obnoxious as family members watching doctors perform an appendectomy.

Project sponsors, however, do have an active role in the project management experience. Figure 3-3 shows the relation between the project ...

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