General management functions are closely related to the functions of the project managers and, in many cases, overlap with the roles and responsibilities of the project manager. It is important for the project manager to fully understand the connection between his or her role as the key integrator for planning and effective management of the project team. To be successful, project managers must be aware of the total project environment. This includes the cultural and social environment, the international and political environment and the physical environment. This understanding combined with general management skills, interpersonal skills, and the appropriate application of project management skills, tools and techniques will establish a foundation for planning, team building, problem resolution, and an increased probability of successful project management depends on an understanding of the team's physiological needs and the behavior displayed when people perform in groups and in teams.

Glossary of terms

Key terms and definitions to review and remember

Accountability An obligation or willingness to accept the consequences and results of project success or failure.

Authority The legal or rightful power to command, act, or direct ...

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