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Unformatted text preview: adapt to many changes over the course of a project. Similarly, a conductor has an opportunity to spend weeks practicing the same piece of music with his orchestra while projects are unique and carry inherent uncertainties. Additionally, because a conductor interacts primarily with members of the orchestra, this metaphor rails to capture the intricacies of dealing with the wide variety of project stakeholders. Another metaphor that might be appropriate is that of football quarterback. Like a project manager, a quarterback is dependent on the expertise of his teammates and must utilize their unique skills to run a successful play. Both must deal with uncertainty and change while maintaining a vision that transcends the immediate play or project plan. In order to be successful, both the project manager and quarterback must earn the confidence, respect, and trust of their players....
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course CIS 550 taught by Professor Teller during the Summer '11 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.
- Summer '11