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What Makes a Great Project Manager?

In 2000, I wrote “What Makes a Good Project Manager,” an article that was published in PM Network magazine. As I revisit this topic after a dozen years, taking into account new research, I am somewhat surprised – though I probably shouldn’t be— that the behavioral characteristics of a good project manager are still... Read More »

Bridging Your Competency Gap: Take ownership of your professional development

In case you haven't already realized it, professional project management competency is more than just a list of project management items that you do well. Professional project management competency comprises elements from across three areas: interpersonal competencies (e.g., listening), business/ management competencies (such as financial analysis) and project management competencies (like risk management). Some competencies may even... Read More »

Accountability: Create the Competent Workforce These Times Demand

When are bad times good for you? — when they result in changes that separate the essential from the non-essential. As government and the private sector struggle to get more done with less, they must reexamine their processes and assumptions. Only by doing so can they create improved transparency and accountability, resulting in the improved public confi dence that will... Read More »