The Project Manager is the person who is responsible for coordinating the project efforts in order to fulfil objectives.
But should the Project Manager be considered a specialist or a project overseer?
There is no right answer! It depends on the type of project and context. In general, the more the project involves complex multidisciplinary knowledge, the more relevant soft skills become.
The Project Manager must have the basic technical knowledge to enable him/her to understand and therefore manage the project activities and to use specialists for the various specific activities.
If a PM manages a team that does not report to him/her hierarchically, it is extremely important that he/she gains authority by deploying many Soft Skills in the field.
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