Todd Williams, the President of eCameron, a company that helps leaders translate “vision to value through project execution perfection,” believes project management professionals must possess strong business acumen. He explains: “Project managers often come up through the ranks and are so focused on implementation that they forget that the project is really running in an organization to meet a greater goal, some operational or strategic target. They focus on tasks, implementation, and requirements when they need to also understand goals, execution, and customer value.”
Williams says improving business acumen helps project leaders communicate with executives and other divisions more effectively. This also assists project management professionals “better understand how changes on their project will affect the organization as a whole. Understanding the projects they work on as part of the larger system, makes them more effective at doing their job and more valuable to their company,” he says.
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