Upon deep reflection as well as deep Googling, my sense is that the ideal PM possesses five areas of knowledge (in no particular order):
These are basically headers under which many capacities, skills, and traits fall. For instance, what do I mean by leadership?
1. Leadership: a clear vision of what a successful outcome will look like, strong “people skills”: clear and reliable communication as well as an ability to empower the rest of the team, and project management skills to keep activities running smoothly.
I’ll tackle the other four definitions in the next post.