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Fundamentals of Project Management, 5th Edition by Joseph Heagney

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CHAPTER 2

THE ROLE OF THE PROJECT MANAGER

The role of project managers seems to be very misunderstood throughout the world. Because many project managers arrive at their positions as a natural progression from their jobs as engineers, programmers, scientists, and other kinds of jobs, both they and their bosses see the job as technical. This simply isn’t true.

If you remember that every project produces a product, service, or result, then there is a technical aspect to the job. However, it is a question of who is responsible for what, and project managers who must manage the project and handle technical issues are set up to fail from the beginning. ...

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