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China Summary Translation: 'Not Every Project Needs a Project Manager'

Published: 24 January 2018

ID: G00349337

Analyst(s): Lars Mieritz , Owen Chen


While most program management offices can provide process assurance for a project, ensuring improved project performance is less straightforward. To ensure optimum PMO value contribution, program and portfolio management leaders should redefine where resources are assigned.

Table Of Contents



Not Every Project Needs a Project Manager

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Help Smaller, Self-Managed Teams Manage Their Work by Creating the Project Specialist Role
    • Recommendations
  • Save Your Talented PMs for Complex, Critical or Risky Projects
    • Criticality
    • Complexity
    • Risk
    • Recommendations

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