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Skills a project manager should nurture

Chapter 9 of a much more comprehensive post Project Management Starting Out Guide. Let’s get right in and discover the areas where an aspiring...

The Smarts Behind A Decision Making Process

Starting with the work done by March and Simon (more on them here) researchers have developed a step-by-step model of the decision making process...

Dealing With Unreasonable People the BATNA Framework

Most people working on projects realize that in the long run it is beneficial to work toward mutually satisfying solutions. Still, occasionally you encounter...

Building Trust the Key to Exercising Influence

We all know people who have influence but whom we do not trust; these individuals are often referred to as "political animals" or "jungle...

Leading by Example

A highly visible, interactive management style is not only essential to building and sustaining cooperative relationships, it also allows project managers to utilize their...

Management by Wandering Around

Once you have established who the key players are that will determine success, then you initiate contact and begin to build a relationship with...

Influence as Currency Exchange

To successfully manage a project, a manager must build a cooperative network among divergent allies and make use of their influence. Networks are mutually...

How To Be An Effective Project Manager in a World Full...

An effective project manager has to be able to deal with the contradictory nature of his work. Why would I say that, well here...

Managing versus Leading a Project

I will begin with a brief discussion on managing versus leading a project. Then in a subsequent article I will move to tackle the...

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