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Professionalization of Project Management by Terry A.Williams, Susan Haydt, Janice L. Thomas, Bill L. Zwerman

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CHAPTER 5

Findings From Social Work Web Site Survey

Social work provides a different view of the professionalization process. Its lessons are much more recent, occurring over the last 15–20 years, as opposed to nursing's decades. In addition, there are some ways that social work is more similar to project management than nursing. First, social work, while also largely an employee-based profession, is practiced in a wider variety of settings than nursing. This means that social work is more similar to project management in that social workers, like project managers, are likely to find themselves in culturally diverse organizations and facing significantly different tasks. Second, social work is also very comparable to project management in that ...

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