Chapter 6. Acquiring Project and Program Skills

Based on my experience and research in the field of project and program management, I have found there are at least forty-seven subject areas required to address the needs of projects and programs. I group these forty-seven subject areas into five skill sets. Why five skill sets? Because they coincide with what I know to be the general requirements for the various levels of projects and programs that one is likely to encounter. I have chosen the terms: Basic, Advanced, Expert, Specialty, and Principal to classify the levels.

As you read through the skill sets, you will see that the first line of each group defines what separates that level from the previous one. The skill sets coincide, to a degree, ...

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