(This article has been adapted from the forthcoming book, eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles & Tools to Deliver Value in the Face Of Volatility, to be published by Jossey-Bass, October 2004)
The job of the project manager is to manage the project's energy field by facilitating and managing the flow of emotions, thoughts and interactions in a way that produces valued outcomes.
|The Domains of the Project Manager and the Development Manager|
|Context: Managing the flow of thoughts (decisions, facts, information, ideas, etc.) emotions and interactions.||Shared: A common understanding of the collective vision for the project.||Content: Transforming stakeholder needs into a valued product or service.|
|Project Manager's focus||Components held in common||Technical or Development Manager's focus|
|Project Management||Objectives, deliverables, business outcome||Technical or Product management (Engineering, Research, Technical side)|
|Overall project leadership||Project mission statement||Technical team leadership|
|Emotional well-being of the project||Project boundaries||Design|
|Stakeholders and Politics||Critical Success Factors||Specifications|
|Dependent Projects||Requirements||Development/ testing|
|Business Value, Benefits and Costs||Win Conditions||Prototypes, working models|
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