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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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10

Getting Off on the Right Foot

Project Needs to Keep in Mind

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • The importance of the project launch meeting, and what should be addressed
  • Integrative mechanisms that encourage collaboration and bonds of trust between project team members
  • Norms of team behavior

PROJECTS that get off on the right foot have a greater likelihood of success. Project planning, a formal charter, work structure breakdown, careful scheduling, and risk management are part of that process. But there’s more, and it’s covered here.

Once a team has been formed, the charter delivered, and the work scheduled, several important things must be done before work commences. First, the project needs a launch—a special event that marks the official ...

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