Characteristics of Effective Project Managers
Project Management is a new concept for many and project managers
are a new breed of people. Where do they come from? How do you recognise
them? What do they do? These are all good questions.
This booklet is a lighthearted review of eighteen of the many characteristics
which contribute to the effectiveness (or lack of) for project
managers in the front line. On a more serious note it also provides
the opportunity to assess in real terms these and other characteristics
against the often unique needs and circumstances of a particular
project or post or position.
Having established the needs or “the Demand” it is then possible
with the aid of this book to make a fair comparison with what is
on offer or “the Supply”. This exercise may be done by:
clients/customers looking to appoint project managers
employers looking to employ active or potential project
employees with employers, as a form of opportunity
assessment and capability review,
individuals who wish to analyse their relative strengths
and weaknesses – to decide what to do with them and about them.