Skills of a Successful Project Manager

Skills of a Successful Project Manager
Respond to the following:

• What do you think are the essential skills of a project manager? Please identify three to four skills. In your answer, focus on the skills specific to the project manager role, and not on skills common to all team members.

• Explain why and how each skill is useful in fulfilling a project manager’s responsibilities.

• For each skill, give an example of how it helps a project manager perform. You may use examples from your experience or construct fictitious ones.

• Identify an example, based on your experience or via Internet search, of a failed project that is attributable to the project manager’s lack of any one of the above-mentioned skills.
Upon completion of this discussion, you will be able to: Identify the skills a project manager needs to have.

Schwalbe, K. (2015). An Introduction to Project Management (5th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Schwalbe Publishing

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management

Chapter 2: Project, Program, and Portfolio Selection

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