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KaurP
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Role of PM

Postby KaurP Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:08 pm

Expert power is the power that comes from the amount of knowledge a person has obtained in a specific area. This type of power is:

A. Critical to a project manager because the PM has to have as much or more knowledge than any of the team members to make sure the project is completed successfully
B. Used by the PM to influence upper management and the critical stakeholders
C. Important if the project manager wants to maintain the respect of the project team
D. Used sparingly if at all by the PM because the PM is not required to be an expert apart from managing the project

Answer: D

PM may not be technically sound as his team members are however when we say Expert Power of a Project Manager, we are talking about his expertise in project management only. Isn't it?

Shouldn't answer 'A' be correct?
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Re: Role of PM

Postby manishpn Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:15 pm

KaurP wrote:Expert power is the power that comes from the amount of knowledge a person has obtained in a specific area. This type of power is:

A. Critical to a project manager because the PM has to have as much or more knowledge than any of the team members to make sure the project is completed successfully
B. Used by the PM to influence upper management and the critical stakeholders
C. Important if the project manager wants to maintain the respect of the project team
D. Used sparingly if at all by the PM because the PM is not required to be an expert apart from managing the project

Answer: D

PM may not be technically sound as his team members are however when we say Expert Power of a Project Manager, we are talking about his expertise in project management only. Isn't it?

Shouldn't answer 'A' be correct?

such questions should be dealt through elimination.
option A mentions'PM has to have as much or more knowledge than any of the team members' is that true?
Option B and C are also not correct as expertise cannot help PM influence management nor can it help PM gain respect
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