Technical Project Management

Do Project Managers Need to Be Technical? The theory is that once you become a trained project manager, you can manage any project, regardless of the industry. Using the skills acquired in becoming a proficient project manager, it’s assumed that you can be successful in meeting deadlines, assigning tasks, managing stakeholders, communicating with stakeholders, etc. However, in today’s increasingly technical world, it’s becoming more critical to also have some technical background to be effective. A technical project manager does more than the typical project manager; one who is PMI-certified and manages projects related to a variety of functions and outcomes.
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Why Your Business Needs a Project Manager

A project is a temporary effort to achieve an end, whether that is a product, service or result. Projects have defined parameters; a beginning and an end. They differ in that respect from day to day business operations. Project managers (PMs) are individuals trained to manage all aspects of a project, including budget, deadlines, milestones, project scope, client satisfaction and project communications. They are responsible for the overall success of the project and its results. Some mistakenly believe that a team leader or middle manager can also step in to serve as a project manager. They may try to cut
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Why are some projects successful while others fail?

I am always being asked why our projects are successful when all you ever hear about are failures, cost overruns, projects that don’t seem to have an endpoint and overall disappointment in the process.  To me it’s always like running a family in that first and foremost you need a leader who facilitates all of the communication. As a kid every night we would sit at the dinner table and discuss our problems, achievements and future plans. It always started with my father asking us what we completed today. These regular meetings are crucial to maintain continuity in the family
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