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Why a Successful Project Manager Is Like a Boy Scout

In an excerpt from his new book 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them, Tom Kendrick ponders the qualities shared by the best project managers. He realizes that they are trustworthy, loyal, obedient, thrifty, and kind—admirable characteristics shared by many 11-year-old scouts.

About the Author(s)

Tom Kendrick  is a project management consultant, formerly with Hewlett-Packard and Visa Inc. He is the author of Identifying and Managing Project Risk, Results Without Authority, The Project Management Tool Kit, and 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them, of which this is an excerpt.