What Makes a Strong Project Manager - Hammans Stallings

In Chapter 17 of 22 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, innovation strategist Hammans Stallings answers "What Makes a Good Project Manager?"  Stallings looks for the ability to create space between the client or organizational setting and the project team.  This separation helps the team work through the problems.  Secondly, Stallings notes the importance of applying tension using time and deadlines to make sure the team stays on track and engaged throughout the project.  This is Hammans Stallings' Year 2 CYF interview.  Stallings is currently a Senior Strategist at frog design.  Previously he worked in business strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens.  He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.