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The Project Management Book by Richard Newton

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The role of the project manager

What is this about and why is it important?

Describing the role of a project manager seems straightforward once one understands the nature of projects and of project management. In reality, the project manager role is multi-faceted. It has different aspects which need to be stressed in different situations, depending on the nature of the project, the capabilities and behaviours of project team members, and the way the organisation supports or inhibits projects. It is important for project managers to understand these differences so they can apply the most appropriate aspects of the role in any situation.

Objectives

  • To understand the different aspects of the role of project managers
  • To explain why we need project ...

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