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The Project is About the Product

Dave Gordon has an uncanny knack of explaining complex ideas in simple terms. For instance, Gordon sums out the problem with a common argument project managers make in regards to their experience with the particular product they are managing the project for — namely that they don't need familiarity with the product in order to properly manage the project. Gordon disagrees, explaining how nobody would take a person seriously if they went to a construction site and declared themselves qualified to lead the project of building (despite not knowing anything about construction). While there is certainly some validity to having a good project manager being able to manage any sort of project, at some point it becomes important just how familiar they are with what is being built.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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