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People in Projects by Project Management Institute

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General Management Skills

Resisting change is useless; it’s coming whether you like it or not. Therefore, a second step toward effective project management is to expand your general management skills to be attentive to change. These skills include leading, communicating, negotiating, problem solving/decision-making, and influencing.

Leading

Leading during times of change requires the project manager to be attentive to external issues. You must be one step ahead of technology, legal, and regulatory shifts. You must know how these external issues affect the project. For example, should the platform of choice be client/server or the Internet? Will your organization be facing deregulation in the near future? Will the project result in a product ...

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