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The Project Manager: Mastering the art of delivery by Richard Newton

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Chapter 9. The limits of knowledge

SO YOU ARE A PROJECT MANAGER – you know what a project manager does, and you regularly put this successfully into practice. What can limit your success? There are two traps project managers sometimes fall into that can constrain your achievements. The first is to try and apply generic project management skills to the situation in which a specialist is required. The second is to try and do things that are best done by other people. To avoid these traps you need to understand the limits of your knowledge and skills.

This chapter therefore sets out to discuss, explain and then answer two key questions related to the boundaries of project management knowledge:

  1. When do you need a specialist who can manage a project, ...

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