A wise Project Manager knows that their job is not constrained by the boundaries of their project. You need to be able to Survey Changes to Your External Business Environment.
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Your project sits within the context of your organization. And your organization sits within a far wider external business environment.
And, as a serious project manager, you need to be able to look ahead, and survey recent and coming changes to your external business environment.
You need to be a Meerkat. You need to scan your business horizon regularly.
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I asked Project Managers in a couple of forums what material things you need to have, to do your job as a Project Manager. They responded magnificently. I compiled their answers into a Kit list. I added my own.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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