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Leadership Skills for Project Managers by Jeffrey W. Trailer, Jeffrey K. Pinto

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Developing Project Management Skills

Hans J. Thamhain, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts

Project Management Journal 22, no. 3 (September 1991)

WELL-DEVELOPED MANAGEMENT SKILLS are obviously vital to effective role performance of project managers, especially in today's complex, technology-oriented, highly competitive environment. Many studies have defined the type and extent of project management skills and training needed to function effectively (4) (8) (13) (15) (18). Most managers agree with the findings. Yet, their prime concern is how to develop these skills in our contemporary organizations where there is little time for “formal” training, but skills must be developed as part of an ongoing function within the organization without ...

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