Chapter 5. Acquiring Preparatory Skills

Before we jump into the specific subjects necessary to prepare you for each type of project or program, we need to discuss some preparatory skills you must have. These skills fall into two groups: the Personal Skill Set and the Company/Industry Skill Set.

Personal Skill Set

The Personal Skill Set are those skills every project and program manager needs in order to lead their tasks and teams effectively. These include problem solving, leadership, ethics, and presentation skills. Each of these skills has an infinite number of competence levels that can be achieved. To one degree or another, you already possess some of these skills, and you will continue to refine them throughout your career.

Problem Solving

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