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Fear of trying: the plight of rookie project managers

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R. Pressman ; R.S. Pressman & Associates Inc., USA

Most software engineers do not want the hassle of project management. Poor project management is the number one cause of software project failure. How do we grow good project managers? What do we teach the rookies who have just been appointed to lead their first software project? Regardless of the training or mentoring approach you use, I suggest focusing on four major attributes, which I describe in their order of importance: communication, negotiation, organization and facilitation

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IEEE Software  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )