Become a Great Project Manager

You’ve heard the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice. It’s the same with becoming a great project manager.

But there are requirements for becoming a great project manager: developing your interpersonal skills to work with the team and developing/maintaining enough technical skills to understand and manage your project’s risks.

I categorize skills into interpersonal skills (the nontechnical qualities, preferences, and skills); functional (technical) skills; domain expertise; and tools/technology expertise (Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies, and Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People [Rot04]). See (Effective Project Management, second edition [WBC00] ...

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