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Project Manager and Project Control

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Q1. How does a project manager act like a politician? What are some of the conflicts that may occur between parties that have various interests in the project you manage? Provide an example in which you managed a project where you had to use an array of influencing strategies to ensure that your project was completed in a timely manner and within budget.

Q2. What are some difficulties encountered in project control? How might the information required by a project control system be collected? How might the information collected through the control system be used on subsequent projects? How does the control of creative projects differ from the control of ordinary projects?

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How does a project manager act like a politician?

Project managers have to act like politicians because they are inherently not powerful and cannot impose their will directly and thus, need to behave like politicians by developing a strong ability to influence others via various tactics. They need to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner and manage stakeholder's expectations in a tactical manner by exercising their influence.

Reference: http://www.pmhut.com/politics-and-project-management

What are some of the conflicts that may occur between parties that have various interests in the project you manage?

Some of the conflicts that may occur between different parties having interests in the projects include conflicts regarding roles, responsibilities and authority between different team members, conflict arising due to lack of effective communication and coordination, conflicts related to ...

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