15 Attributes of the Most Successful Project Manager

Attributes of the Most Effective Project Managers in the World—2 Days, 14 Hours

Many project managers try to manage projects relying primarily on their people skills, learning the science of project management as they go. But most do not realize that project management is both a science and an art. This course follows that line of thinking by taking students even further, giving them a chance to acquire the 15 attributes of the most effective project managers in the world.

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Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. List and describe the attributes possessed by the very best project managers.
  2. Identify project management misconceptions held by many project managers.
  3. Utilize exercises that gain and reinforce the attributes of the best project managers.
  4. Develop an individualized plan for how to improve efforts in their real-world to become a successful project manager.

The content offered in this 2-day classroom-based course is divided into the following sections:

  • What Is Project Success, and How Is It Measured?
  • What Is the Art Side of Project Management?
  • Attributes of the Most Successful Project Managers?
  • How Can Using Tools, Techniques and Processes—the "Science" of Project
  • Management—Help Prevent Problems on Projects?
  • What Are the Common Misconceptions in Project Management, and How Can Knowing
  • Them Improve Your Chances of Success?

Survey and Examination of the 15 Attributes
In addition to the above, each of the 15 attributes will be covered in detail—and thefollowing will be discussed for each attribute:

  • What Is the Attribute?
  • Why Is the Attribute Important?
  • How Does It Tie Into Project Management Tools, Techniques and Processes?
  • How Can You Measure Yourself Against These Attributes?
  • What Actions Can You Take to Acquire or Improve Your Success?

Students will receive the following materials with the course attendance:

  • 15 Attributes of the Most Successfull Project Managers Workbook

BOOK: PM Crash Course, Second Edition
by Rita Mulcahy et. al.

This compact resource guide quickly and clearly communicates project-related concepts like project charters, stakeholder management, requirements definition, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, quality management, risk management and more.

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WHITE PAPER: Tailoring Scope by Project—Why One Doesn't Fit All by Barbara A. Carkenord

This whitepaper recommends that scoping should be tailored to the type of project and product being undertaken, rather than trying to design a standard scope statement or statement of work (SOW) for all projects.

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FREE RECORDED WEBINAR: Overcoming Politics on Projects
by Rick A. Morris

This one-hour Webinar dives into the topics of gaining buy-in from upper management, accurately estimating time and cost, controlling project communication, managing within corporate culture, taking care of your team, and more.

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TEMPLATE: Free Sample Project Charter

Having trouble creating a project charter for your upcoming initiative? Use this free sample from RMC as a guideline, and complete your charter quickly and easily.

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For Corporate Pricing or to Schedule a Training Needs Assessment, Please Contact:

Ken Mulcahy • Onsite Training Specialist • (952) 846-4484 x410kmulcahy@rmcls.com

* Discounts Available for Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

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Type: Advanced
Audience: Experienced PMs, Functional Managers, Team Leaders, Executives
Duration: 2 Days – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Contact Hours/PDUs: 14
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