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Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition by Gregory M. Horine

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2. The Project Manager

In This Chapter

• Review the different roles played by the project manager

• Review the key skills every project manager should possess

• Learn why some project managers are much more successful than others

• Understand the common mistakes made by many project managers

As we reviewed in Chapter 1, “Project Management Overview,” the project manager has many activities to perform, challenges to overcome, and responsibilities to uphold over the life of a project. Depending on your individual experiences, your industry background, and the manner in which project management has been implemented, this review might have been quite enlightening to you.

To ensure that we have a common understanding on what a project manager does, ...

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