Managing Project Teams

Shortcuts to success

By (author) Elizabeth Harrin

Publication date: 15 Sep 2013

Projects succeed through people, so project managers need to be adept at working with others, especially as projects usually involve a group of people whose day jobs have very little in common. Additionally, project managers tend not to have line management authority but still need to instruct, motivate, coach and cajole the team members. This ebook covers managing the team, the project sponsor and the stakeholders. This is one section of the book "Shortcuts to Success".
Ebook (VitalSource) - £6.99
Elizabeth Harrin MA MBCS FAPM is a project and programme manager with a decade of experience managing IT and business change projects. She is the author of Social Media for Project Managers (PMI, 2010) and writes the award-winning blog A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. Elizabeth is a PRINCE2, MSP and P3O Practitioner and a member of PMI.

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780172071

40 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Set the vision
Know the culture of your team
Agree who is going to sign off
Don’t forget the soft stuff
Train your sponsor
Carry out stakeholder analysis
Present your stuff interestingly
Organise a party
Make friends with the PMO
Be a leader
Manage a matrix environment
Further reading
Lives up to the 'real world' promise in its title, providing concise, practical advice for leaders of large projects, small projects, and everything between. The interwoven examples from actual projects illustrate clearly why the guidance provided here matters.

Tom Kendrick, MBA, PMP

Elizabeth Harrin has done it again! This new edition of her book 'Project management in the real world' is packed with hard-won insights on how to make projects work in today's pressurised business environment. It shares the stories of people grappling with projects all over the world. I reckon that these lessons learned are worth their weight in gold to anyone with a challenging project to accomplish. Apply what it suggests and you're likely to save your company a fortune and yourself heaps of frustration!

Dr Penny Pullan