Category Archives: Competence

PM Jack of All Trades

What is the ONE thing you need to manage projects? There is not one!

In a recent article, we discussed if the project manager the jack-of-all-trades and the master of NONE. That discussion was due to the numerous online discussions and even publications by “leading” project management associations that cannot make up their mind on what the role of the project manager is.

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Looking for creating a project management culture

Is the Project Manager the jack-of-all-trades?

Did some of the project management associations and organizations screw up the role of the project manager?

Are they (or some of them) making the role of the project manager as the jack-of-all-trades and the master of none?

Or, are some of these organizations confused about the role of the project manager and cannot make up their mind of what this role is about. Continue reading

Management competence, in the age of knowledge worker

Introduction

When we talk about competence, we almost always automatically think about technical or operational competence, how good people are at performing their jobs.  This is quite natural, as analyzing and improving competence is seen as a management responsibility, and therefore reflects on the people that are managed, i.e. people in the operational part of the organization.[1] Continue reading