O'Reilly logo

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition by Robert K. Wysocki

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 6

How to Launch a TPM Project

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

By mutual confidence and mutual aid - great deeds are done, and great discoveries made.

—Homer, Greek philosopher

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics of an effective project team member
  • Understand the different roles and responsibilities of core versus contract team members
  • Help contract team members become part of the team
  • Establish team operating rules for problem solving, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Know the types of team meetings and when to use each type
  • Establish and use a team war room
  • Define scope change processes and change management processes
  • Know project communications requirements and use
  • Assign resources
  • Finalize the project schedule
  • Describe the format and explain the contents of a work package
  • Know when to require a work package description

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

Using Tools, Templates, and Processes to Launch a Project

The major topics of this chapter are recruiting the full project team and preparing it to begin working ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required