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finding a good project manager

When it comes to taking a project from start to finish, it’s hard to overstate the value of stellar project management. It can mean the difference between delivering an on-budget, on-time project and one that fails to meet expectations or deliver real business value. With so much on the line, it’s absolutely critical to work with true project leadership talent. Yet companies often struggle to attract, hire, and onboard project managers of their own with the right combination of skills and experience.

Why is finding a good project manager so challenging? For starters, they’re in high demand, and existing talent shortages make finding project leadership talent no easy feat. But more than that, organizations tend to overemphasize technical knowledge and training, while undervaluing soft skills and cultural fit. This is a dangerous habit to adopt.