Project management doesn’t apply just to project teams. The best project managers understand that the entire workday is a project, and that they need to apply the same skill sets to protect project teams from scope increases or unclear action items.

After all, it’s all very well and good to push back against a client who wants to increase your scope without increasing your budget or time frame, but what are you you going to do when your boss asks you if you can pick up the slack for another staff member? Or when someone in Human Resources asks you if you have time to serve on a committee to help choose new office furniture?

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