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When the project is freestanding, the focus should be easier to maintain. In the structure, the project manager has full authority and responsibility for the project.

The other side is that unless the project has the necessary organizational support from top management it may flounder. What can the PM do to prevent this?

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The solution presents a method to allow the project manager the authority while accommodating top management's need to know.

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The PM must take on the role of cheerleader, coach, salesman, and PR director, among others. Upper management may support the project totally when it starts, but over time ...

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