Project managers focus on to get better at their jobs

  • Knowledge
  • Performance
  • Personal skills

    Portfolio, Program, Project

  • A portfolio is a group of projects or programs that are linked together by a business goal.
  • A program is a group of projects that are closely linked, to the point where managing them together provides some benefit.
  • A project is any work that produces a specific result and is temporary.

A Project is

  • Temporary
  • Creating a unique result
  • Progressively elaborated

    A Project is NOT

  • always strategic or critical
  • ongoing operations (or processes)
  • always successful

    A day in the life of a project manager

  • Gather product requirements
  • Manage stakeholder expectations
  • Deal with project constraints

    Project management offices (PMOs)

  • Supportive
  • Controlling
  • Directive

    Project Manager interpersonal and team skills

  • Leadership
  • Team building and trust building
  • Motivation
  • Influencing
  • Coaching
  • Conflict management
  • Political and cultural awareness

Bullet Points: aiming for the exam

  • Knowledge, performance, and personal skills are the three areas that project managers focus on to get better at their jobs
  • A project charter is a document that describes a project’s requirements and high-level schedule, assigns a project manager, and authorizes the project.
  • A program is a collection of projects that should be managed together in order to achieve a specific goal or benefit to the company.
  • A portfolio is a collection of projects or programs.
  • A project gathers a team together to do work that’s temporary, creates a unique result, and is progressively elaborated.
  • An operation (or process) is work that’s done in a way that’s repeatable and ongoing, but is not a project.

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