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Project Management, Second Edition (Briefcase Books Series), 2nd Edition by Gary R. Heerkens

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Chapter 3

About the Role of Project Manager

As we mentioned in Chapter 1, the project manager’s job is diverse—as a matter of fact, you’re supposed to make it that way! Among the most useful pieces of advice we can offer for success as a project manager is to “think like a generalist.” This means avoiding the natural tendency to devote too much of your attention to those aspects of the project that are familiar and comfortable. This is only one of the many challenges you can expect to face as you assume the project manager mantle. In this chapter, we take a look at your role from a variety of perspectives.

The Inherent Responsibilities of a Project Manager

The responsibilities inherent to the role of project manager fall into four broad areas: ...

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