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Essential Lessons in Assuring Professional Success as a Manager

DQ #1: Imagine you are adjunct professor teaching project management to a group of international MBA candidates. You recognize that several of your students may be interested in a career in academia. What three scholarly articles would you assign these students to read? Your goal should be to introduce them to academic theory in the area without intimidating them by providing overly quantitative, statistical driven, articles. Please explain your rationale for choosing these particular articles?

DQ #2: The rest of the students are not interested in academic careers, however, you feel it is important that they receive a theoretical knowledge of the subject matter. What five essential theoretical lessons would you share with your students that you feel are the most important in assuring professional success as a project manager?

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1) Three articles
1) A Short Course in Project Management-This is a short article produced by Microsoft Press. Its a quick primer on what defines a project, the triple constraints and some of the basics of project management theory. Its a nice introduction for students.

2) Harold Kerzner (2003). Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (8th Ed. ed.). Wiley. ISBN 0-471-22577-0. This is a good solid book covering the basics of project management. Its excellent for Graduate students. It also integrates nicely ...

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The solution discusses essential lessons in assuring professional success as a project manager.