Will the project manager with the most tools really win?
There has been a growing proliferation of electronic gadgets and software programs that make overly broad claims about what they can do for project managers. However, the issues confronting project managers are too complex to be solved with such tools, and sometimes the emphasis on tools and techniques becomes more administratively burdensome than helpful to the project. Beyond having some fundamental tools, project managers need to have intimate knowledge of the project to be managed and the environment in which it is to be implemented. In the coming global world of 21st century business, project managers will need greater qualities of leadership,knowledge, judgment, creativity, trust and credibility.