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Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management by Timothy J. Kloppenborg

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Chapter 4

Leading Project Managers: The Project Executive Role

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Often, an executive has one or more project managers reporting to her. This chapter describes what project managers do and how an executive oversees their efforts. Specifically, how is it both similar and different to lead a project manager instead of a functional manager? While there are many definitions of leadership, we focus on the process of establishing a vision and then strategizing, aligning, communicating, and motivating people to achieve that vision.1 The purpose of this chapter is to help you:

Determine the specific duties project managers need to perform in your ...

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