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List the personal and professional characteristics necessary to be an effective project manager. What characteristics are learnable?

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The necessary (personal and professional) characteristics of effective project manager are:

1. Interpersonal skills. The ability to manage people is vital. Project managers will ultimately be responsible for coordinating the efforts of the technical staff assigned to the project. It's crucial that they have the interpersonal and leadership skills to direct team members and keep them motivated and on track. They also need to be able to smoothly navigate through the tricky politics within and between the participating organizations.

This characteristic is personality related and isn't totally learnable.

2. Organizational skills. ...

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Solution clearly explain the basic characteristics of a project manager and also discusses which of these character are learnable.