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The Role of Functional and Project Managers

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This solution explores the differences between the roles of functional and project managers. In particular, this solution takes into consideration how each exerts interpersonal influence, and the effect of their associated powers and limitations.

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Much like any manager, project managers have the ability to influence those who work for them. However what differs in many instances is that the project manager in many cases does not have direct control or direct responsibility for the personnel that work on the project. For this reason, the project manager must be a good motivator to get those working on projects to perform at their highest ability. One method that project managers can motivate is through the use of constant ...

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This solution explores the differences between the roles of functional and project managers. In particular, this solution takes into consideration how each exerts interpersonal influence, and the effect of their associated powers and limitations.

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