Are Project Managers Born or Made?




Program and Project Management

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Ellis, United Kingdom

Are Project Managers Born or Made?

It is worth considering whether project managers are born or made.
If they are born, there is an assumption that core elements of the desirable traits mentioned in the 4C's of an Ideal Project Manager are inherent in the nature of the individual.
This may be the case for a lucky few but, in my experience, the best chance for success in developing project managers is to mould them by virtue of a combination of training, mentorship and experience.
That is where the competency element comes in to play. If the manager is given the tools to succeed and is exposed to lessons learned from previous projects then that, combined with the inherent personality should give you the greatest opportunity for becoming a successful and competent project manager.
 

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David Dicanot
Analyst, France
 

Are Project Managers Born or Made?

Hello, I would add a dimension that, I think, can determine if a project manager is competent or not... Sign up

 
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David Guild
Consultant, Australia
 

Some Project Managers are Born...

I think a few of them are born, because their natural talent assists them, but this does not rule ot... Sign up

 
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Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry
Director, India
 

Are PMs Born or Made? Made

My two cents: PMs can certainly be made, one needs to learn the underlying philosophy of project man... Sign up

 
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David Guild
Consultant, Australia
 

Project Managers Born or Made

Certainly anyone can do any job, or learn any job, but it must fit their natural personality or they... Sign up

 
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sweety, United States
 

Project Managers can be Made but they need some Inherent Factors to really Bloom in that Role

My two cents:-)) In general, one can acquire skill sets over a period of time, and a decent job can... Sign up

 
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David Guild
Consultant, Australia
 

Project Managers are Born and Made

@Sweety: totally agree with point, unfortunately not many people arrive at this intersection in life... Sign up

 
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smith, UK
 

Project managers are Born AND Made

Some project managers are born, these people also have the ability to accept change. If you don't ch... Sign up

 
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buyinza geoffrey, Uganda
 

A Project Manager is Born

I agree with those members saying that project managers are born, but we should not neglect the othe... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Project Manager, Born or Made

@buyinza geoffrey: No project managers are born. Certain personality traits are added by society and... Sign up

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Project Managers - Born or Made?

Project Managers are made more than born. They go through a lot of study and experience before they ... Sign up

 
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Paul D Giammalvo
Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

Behavioral Profiling of Project Managers

@Leodegardo M. Pruna: some published research I have been working on for several years now is showin... Sign up

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Behavioral Profiling of Project Managers

@Paul D Giammalvo: I do agree that people with no interest on the subject would never come out succe... Sign up

 
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K.Narayana Moorthy
HR Consultant, India
 

Project Management Versus Operations

@Leodegardo M. Pruna: Yes, you are right. People with no interest or attitude towards the principles... Sign up

   

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