Lessons for an Accidental Profession

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Lessons for an Accidental Profession
Authors: J.K Pinto & O.P Kharbanda

Team members: - Guajardo Perez, Karina. - Nguyen, Quang. - Tang, Shengze. - Yang, Xiaojian.

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Introduction...................................................................................................................3 Report Question 1 .........................................................................................................4 Report Question 2 .........................................................................................................9 Report Question 3 .......................................................................................................10 Report
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Good project managers are facilitators so they have to be on service of all the needs of the project and also people. Sometimes this could be a hard mission, and not easy to achieve. PM to succeed have to do a big labour within projects, and sometimes there is a misunderstanding about what project management exactly means.

In general, a good PM has to have both, training and experience. This is why this career path can be considered as an “Accidental Profession”. It can be trained but it is composed by different skills that can only be achieved by experience.

Second part of the question:

The second part of the question is to organize the guidelines in order of priority. It is important to mention that those guidelines were created by a study made to a considerable number of successful project managers. The main idea was to find the main skills that a project manager has to have to be successful.

Following this point of view, it is possible to classify the guidelines in three groups which represent the three more important skills that a project manager has to develop:

1. Understanding. 2. People. 3. Planning.

The order of the groups was made following the reasoning that first of all it is important to understand what has to be done, then it is needed to establish the people who will be involved in the project and finally, the planning can be done.

Group 20

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