The 4C's of an Ideal Project Manager

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The 4C's of an Ideal Project Manager
Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry , Premium Member
To be excellent, a project manager should be:
- Communicative - Communication is the artery of any project and information is the blood that should flow seamlessly. The PM has to be communicative to all levels of the organization who are involved. It is not just to be communicative, but communicate effectively the right information at the right time to all the stakeholders of a project.
- Collaborative - Projects are a joint intellectual effort of many minds. The PM should lead any activity in a project and should take a collaborative approach. For example when adopting this approach, the PM is involving the client in project activities from the beginning, indirectly getting a buy-in. It becomes easier for the client to take decisions in any activity and overall it saves time in the project.
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The four C's indicated above could perhaps be comp...
 

 
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Peruch, Member
Mr Saasthry,
I like your points, what you tel...
 

 
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Leonard Stewart
I would add another C: Cool, as in cool under pres...
 

 
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Asad Ali, Member
Agreed, but I would add yet another C for Caring, ...
 

 
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alice fernandes
Very good points are listed but very rare to find ...
 

 
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@Asad Ali : I a...
 

 
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Mohamed Hisham
It becomes clear reading the above that the subjec...
 

 
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Great. I would like to add courage in taking decis...
 

 
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Frank Yost
@Asad Ali : I c...
 

 
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What about centered as in centered on the end goal...
 

 
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isaiah, Member
Cost effectiveness is also key. Cost-time tradeoff...
 

 
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Madan Gopal Agarwal, Member
Good and useful summary of behavioural traits for ...
 

 
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Prof. Dr. Karl Kuhn, Member
I agree that these are prerequisites supporting pr...
 

 
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wil son chnyamurindi, Member
Over and above all else, the PM should visualise t...
 

 
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Tom Smulders, Member
Very good points, I wish I had realized it earlier...
 

 
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Mark Song, Member
I would like to add another C: customer-oriented. ...
 

 
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aurelian cojocaru
To complete the picture, there is also the CLEAR a...
 

 
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Ioannis Chassiotis, Member
The above mentioned 4C's can equally apply to effe...
 

 
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On a basic level, the project manager should also ...
 

 
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Shadrack Ashibo Atanda
I totally agree with the above C's.. enlightening!...
 

 
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Rannona A Rantao
I agree with the various comments on the required ...
 

 
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Roller Saint Pierre
What about "culturally oriented". A PM must unders...
 

   

 
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Mohd Alduwaihees, Member
I would like to add another c (candid) telling the...
 

 
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@Mark Song : Ma...
 

 
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francisco
I think, instead of, collaborative, you should put...
 

 
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I would rate leadership as ...
 

 
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Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry , Premium Member
Thank you to all of you, it pays really to enrich ...
 

 
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Maia de Lourdes Larrea
@Asad Ali : For...
 

 
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Bergmann, Member
Talking about caring... from my point of view a pr...
 

 
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Andile Ace Kwakweni, Member
Just about every "additional" comment and "counter...
 

 
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Alexander Weihs
I like these 4C's and would like to suggest anothe...
 

 
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Alberto
I agree with many of above opinions. Additionally ...
 

   

 
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I would like to add another C. Competent: a compet...
 

 
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How about consistent? What I mean is that a PM mus...
 

 
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Maria Lairet, Member
I agree with everything said here. In my short exp...
 

 
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Oscar Tobar, Member
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John A. Williams, Member
It's good to see that more attention is being give...
 

 
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Ana Lilly Sander Padilla
I was reading all of your your comments, and I tho...
 

 
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M Johnson, Member
I like this. Perhaps the 4 c's could be combined w...
 

 
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nan zeng
In my opinion, it is necessary to determine the fe...
 

   

 
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Reshma Sreedharan, Member
The 4 C's mentioned are the core of being a succes...
 

   

 
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Dilip Khanal, Member
It seems that we are stuck with Cs as Shaastri ini...
 

 
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@Anwar Saleem:<...
 

   

 
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Heather Jones
The C's sound good in theory, but how do they actu...
 

 
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V SHRIDHAR, Member
The 4Cs are definitely the most important qualitie...
 

 
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Paolo Mazzoni, Member
All interesting and valid opinions. In my experien...
 

 
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Mahmoud
I would like to add Catalyzation which is very nea...
 

 
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Sam Oum, Member
Concluding is also one of the most important C's f...
 

 
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John Moses, Member
In my own opinion, the list is ending. Apart from ...
 

 
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Jaap de Jonge, Editor
Thanks Mr. Saasthry for the 4C's and all other con...
 

   

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