A Project Manager Must Have Analytical and Intuitive Skills, do You Have the Two Halves?


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A Project Manager Must Have Analytical and Intuitive Skills, do You Have the Two Halves?
Jose Daniel Esterkin, CEO, Argentina

Planning in a project environment may be described as establishing a predetermined course of action within a forecasted situation. Upper-level management must become involved in the selection of alternatives during the planning stage. Planning is decision making, since it involves choosing among alternatives. Planning is a required management function to facilitate the comprehension of complex problems involving interacting factors.

Let us suppose you need to get form point A to point B inside the city. Do you check the map online before you take the car? Some people do, some people don't. If you don't, you will rely a 100% on the GPS when you are in the car driving. None of the two styles is wrong, the only difference is that if you look at the map online before you take the car, you have a plan.

Some people are good at planning. Planning is an analytical approach. Some other people are good executing without a plan. This is an intuitive approach. This is also good!
Project managers must develop analytical as well as intuitive skills, but these are difficult to find in just one person. Think about which group of the 2 skills you must develop to become a good project manager.


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