CHAPTER FOUR

Implementing a Core Team Process

There is no such thing as an accident. What we call by that name is the effect of some cause which we do not see.

VOLTAIRE, LETTRES DE MEMMIUS III

Successful projects are completed by project teams, not upper managers. But the background work of upper management teams often leads to project team success. Good project teams may seem to come together by accident. The right people may happen to coalesce on a team, but usually good project teams result from upper managers’ setting the stage that allows team success. This chapter reviews the benefits of developing and supporting a core team system for project management. Project teams represent the cornerstone of the postbureaucratic organization. They ...

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