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How technical should a Project Manager be?

Consider a software project involving a bunch of developers of mixed experience. The PM has the delivery responsibility for the project, but undertakes this through the team members. When the ...
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How and What to Learn - New to Product Management [closed]

What documentation, skills & tasks should a new (Technical) Product Manager concentrate on learning first to effectively do their job? I have read this Wikipedia article, and it didn't answer my ...
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Project Management Training/Certificates [closed]

Which Project Management trainings or certificates would you recommend to take if you do not have any PM background/experience. I can see some questions for Templates, Software, etc... but I would be ...
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Are Program Management skills different from Project Management skills?

My company has a series of projects with dependencies between them (eg back end hardware refresh/virtualisation, new desktop build/roll-out, database upgrade and implementation of new functionality, ...
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What is the most effective way to gain experience that can lead to working in a PM role, in the software industry?

What can a beginner, with good technical skills and background, do in order to gain the skills and experience necessary for the job?
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Is it possible for someone to be a member of two Scrum teams, and how can that be made to work most effectively?

We have an organization where we're moving to two scrum teams working on different parts of our our backlog. I understand the idea that each team should be a complete cross-functional unit, and ...
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Should a project manager have architect skills, or it is not necessary to be successful?

The story started with my discussion with @Ben on whether or not a project manager should have architect skills. We have different views on this and I'm wondering what others about it. So, in your ...
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Distributed Risk Register and Facilitation of Risk-Based / -Aware Thinking

Over here, it was aksed how to overcome reticence to use RAID logs (with A referring to actions, not assumptions). The general approach, already suggested by the OP, would be to rid the (in this case ...