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1. What are the three competencies a project manager should have?
Knowledge (project management), performance (ability to get things done) and personal (attitude, personality and leadership).
Project management certification, project management experience, and cross-cultural experience.
Scope attainment, schedule performance, and budget compliance.
2. How does a project manager’s authority differ between a functional organization structure and projectized structure?
The project manager has very high authority in a projectized structure and will have very high authority in a functional structure if the project manager is in the same function as the sponsor, otherwise the project manager will have moderate authority.
The project manager has very high, almost total, authority over the project in a projectized structure, whereas in a functional structure the project manager has very little authority.
A project manager’s authority is defined in the Project Charter. The organization structure does not impact it.
3. Most projects are conducted in a team environment. Does a project manager also need to be a leader? If so, what categories or individuals is he or she leading?
Yes. They lead their project team.
Yes, for the project team in a projectized organization. No, in a functional or matrix organization.
Yes. They lead their project team and they must lead the stakeholders who are not on the team with respect to project interactions and decisions.
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