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Harvard Business Essentials Managing Projects Large and Small: The Fundamental Skills for Delivering on Budget and on Time by Harvard Business School Press

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The Cast of Characters

Who’s Who in Project Management

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Understanding the roles of the project sponsor, project manager, project team leader, and team members
  • Choosing leaders
  • Selecting team members
  • The six characteristics of effective teams

THE SUCCESS of project work is naturally affected by the people who participate.Yes, a sound organizational structure matters; so does good management. But neither will produce a satisfactory outcome if the right people are not on board—or if those people are not clear about their roles. This chapter identifies the key project players and their roles and responsibilities. Furthermore, it provides advice about the characteristics of effective project managers and project ...

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