Flexibility in TPM roles

In each of these roles, a generalist TPM can ramp up and perform the job because they have the pillars needed to be a successful TPM. This ramp-up is often costly in terms of both time and resources and isn’t always a fit for the needs of the organization. So, just as a PM could learn the technical foundation needed for a specific purpose or role, a TPM could do the same.

As we’ll explore further, technical skills are widely used at every stage of a project or program. We’ve discussed some of the roles and responsibilities that a TPM has in various aspects of project management. The table below provides a list of standard roles and responsibilities that a TPM may have where some level of technical acumen is needed:

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