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  • The Qualities Required for Project Managers Today and the Value of PPM

    13 July 2018
    North Highland, Member Firm (US and UK)

    Just like Tom Smykowski throwing up his hands and screaming, “I’m a people person!” after failing to succinctly define his job to the ‘two Bobs’ in the movie “Office Space” so has Project and Program Management become a catch-all name.  The perception of it has become diluted, far from the dynamic and forward pushing discipline that it is meant to be.  The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines Project Management as, “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities to meet the requirements of a particular project.”  This definition is good but underestimates the dynamics of leadership that the project manager (PM) can offer within, as well as outside of, the project’s day-to-day management.

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