Friday, September 17, 2010

Soft skills development is crucial for project managers

It's no surprise that many project manager's fall a little short when it comes to soft skills. Busy working on the needs of the day, these purveyors of process often find their communication and leadership skills fall by the wayside. Soft skills, including leadership, team management, stress management, facilitation, coaching/mentoring, and conflict resolution are equally important to technical skills of the savvy project manager. Writes Rupen Sharma, PMP regarding client-side project managers, "As a client-site project manager, your main responsibility is to understand the client’s requirements, build relationships, and spot opportunities that’ll provide greater client value. You will also probably handle client escalations and ensure client satisfaction."

Learn more about soft skills development by visiting the article.

What soft skills of yours need a bit of help?

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