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Qualities of Effective Project Managers

July 16, 2010

Came across this article and thought I would share with the group.

Anatomy of an Effective Project Manager

While I agree with the traits that they mentioned, I would add a few of my own to the list.

The effective project managers that I have observed, worked with or heard about share the qualities from this article but also have some or all of the following:

  • Insatiable curiosity about everything
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • A deep love  of what they do
  • High level of competency in Project Management, Interpersonal Skills and their areas of expertise

Are there characteristics that I missed?  If so, share with the group.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Mullin permalink
    July 16, 2010 2:29 pm

    What about organizational and planning skills? Is that covered under Project Management competency?

    • July 16, 2010 10:58 pm

      Good question. Organizational and planning skills are an integral part of Project Management. We can find further detail about them in the 9 knowledge areas as outlined by PMBOK:
      Project Integration Management
      Project Scope Management
      Project Time Management
      Project Cost Management
      Project Quality Management
      Project Human Resource Management
      Project Communications Management
      Project Risk Management
      Project Procurement Management


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