Understanding the role of politics in successful project management

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Successful project management is directly linked to the ability of project managers and other key players to understand the importance of organizational politics and how to make them work for project success. While most of us view politics with distaste, there is no denying that effective managers are often those who are willing and able to employ appropriate political tactics to further their project goals. This paper offers some thoughts on the role of politics in successful project management, identifying ways in which project managers can use politics in a positive and effective manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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