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Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government by Timothy Jacques, Jonathan Weinstein

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Chapter 4  

Building Strong Teams:The Vehicle forSuccessful Projects

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

—ANDREW CARNEGIE

Managers cannot do all the work of their teams; if they could, there would be no need for teams. Even the 19th century industrialist Andrew Carnegie knew that, as much as he would have liked to do everything himself, he needed others. One of the project manager’s or leader’s key responsibilities in both the federal government and the private sector is to ensure that team members work well with each other and are able to perform their individual ...

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