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Critical Knowledge inSight: Successful Project Team Characteristics

Project leaders can create a working environment for their team members that will lead to mission success.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Creating a Culture through Leadership

Leaders can set a good example to help their teams become determined to succeed.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Different Perspectives

An engineering leader welcomes diverse opinions and ideas to spot and solve project challenges.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Behaviors Leading to Failure

A project manager should be vigilant against certain types of behavior that can lead to a project failure.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Providing Good Direction for Creative Solutions

A project manager can influence their project team to use creativity and flexibility to overcome problems by giving good direction.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Communication Skills for Engineers

Good communication is a crucial skill for a systems engineer leading a project team.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Multiple Dimension Thinking

The skill to analyze issues that arise during a project from various points of view will put a systems engineer in a better position to help solve any problem that may arise. 

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Decisive and Rational Decision-Making for Project Managers

A project manager needs to adapt to changing circumstances that arise during their project.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Being Flexible

A project manager needs to adapt to changing circumstances that arise during their project. The project manager needs to remain focused on the project requirements and not be fixated on the design or implementation path.

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