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Ch3 Chapter Questions - Ch. 3 Reading: What It Takes To Be...

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Ch. 3 Reading: What It Takes To Be a Good Project Manager Question 1: Refer to the list of characteristics in Table 2 of the reading. In addition, a problem- solving orientation that is willing to use interdisciplinary approaches is very important in getting the job done. The characteristics listed in table 2 do an excellent job of outlining successful project manger characteristics. I would personally focus mostly on motivation and planning and slightly downplay Technological Skills, though experience in crucial. Question 2: Refer to Table 3 of the reading. The link between the top skills and the main problems is subtler than a simple ranking would suggest. One way to understand the linkage is by viewing the main problems as symptoms of some underlying root cause. Taiichi Ohno, credited as the inventor of the Toyota Production System (known more generically as JIT), is famous for dissecting problems by asking ‘why’ five times. Why aren’t there enough resources? Because the plan was inadequate. Why was the plan inadequate? Because we didn’t understand all the requirements of the project. Why didn’t you understand all the requirements? Because they weren’t clearly stated by senior
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