Recruiting Organizing and Managing the Project Team

The productivity of a workgroup seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization. —Paul Hersey and Kenneth H. Blanchard

When the best leader's work is done the people say, We did it ourselves. —Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes reality. —Joe Paterno, Football Coach, Penn State University

The project plan has been approved, and it's time to get on with the work of the project. Before we turn the team loose, we must attend to a few housekeeping chores.

Chapter Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

♦ Explain the relationship between the project manager and the functional manager

♦ Use projects for motivation and development

♦ Understand the concept of job design and how it relates to project management

♦ Define the three components of a project team

♦ Describe the characteristics of an effective project manager

♦ Describe the characteristics of an effective project team member

♦ Understand the differences in roles and responsibilities of core versus contracted team members


Chapter Learning Objectives (continued)

♦ Help contracted team members become part of the team

♦ Understand the tools of an effective team

♦ Organize the project team

♦ Manage contracts and vendors

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