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    Estimating the Likely Completion Time

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    Briefly describe a project in which you are currently involved (e.g., planning a vacation, building an addition to your house, or completing your degree). Estimate the likely completion time using the tools discussed in Chapter 16 (showing your work) and determine the best way to reduce the length of the project.

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    The role of the project manager (PM) is the overall responsibility for the planning, execution, monitoring, control, and success of the development of the application. There are several key components to this role:

    ? Leading by example
    o Project managers must use proper communication techniques to motivate their support staff.
    ? Soft skills
    o The project manager must have a solid set of soft skills, including the ability to ask questions, detect assumptions, and resolve conflicts. The PM also needs general managerial skills.
    ? Guiding the project's success
    o The PM is often the bearer of both good and bad news on a project's timeline, deliverables, and objectives.
    To really understand what it takes to do the job of a project manager, let's use developing a software application as an example.
    ? Project management is not an easy or solid process. ...

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    The solution estimates the likely completion time using the tools provided.