“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
George Bernard Shaw
All the attributes and skills described here are specialized disciplines. There are specialized training in each of these key project delivery success skills, which you may take or may have taken as part of your career development. However, the goal here is to provide succinct descriptions and the importance of their applications when you are in the field.
The purpose of the key project delivery success skills section is to provide concise, well thought out and practical guide on what they are, tips, hints and their practical applications, which combined to make you a seasoned, smarter, more thoughtful and successful project (and/or business) manager. To creatively and successfully apply these project delivery success skills you need understanding, courage and sound judgment. Fear could turn your intelligence into mediocrity.
The project delivery success skills are grouped into functional, financial, soft and other skills. The positioning of each skill within a group is debatable. For instance, financial category was separated from the others, due to the diligence and serious importance attached to the financial aspect of a project. The key is to understand these skills and their importance to the success of your project(s).