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Head First PMP, 2nd Edition by Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman

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Chapter 9. Human resource management: Getting the team together

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Behind every successful project is a great team. So how do you make sure that you get—and keep—the best possible team for your project? You need to plan carefully, set up a good working environment, and negotiate for the best people you can find. But it’s not enough to put a good team together... If you want your project to go well, you’ve got to keep the team motivated and deal with any conflicts that happen along the way. Human resource management gives you the tools you need to get the best team for the job and lead them through a successful project.

Mike needs a new team

Cows Gone Wild III was a huge success! But now the Ranch Hand Games team is gearing up for their next big hit. How are things shaping up?

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Cubicle conversation

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Brian: Yeah, there’s no reason you need our resources dedicated to your project. We can get multiple projects done that way.

Mike: Come on, guys. You don’t really think that’s gonna work, do you?

Amy: Sure, why not?

Mike: We can’t just staff up as we go; that’s going to cause huge problems.

Brian: You’re ...

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