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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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12.1. Completing the Final Tasks

When you begin to see the final tasks coming into focus, it is not a signal to ease off of the project team and the project. Some project managers make the costly mistake of allowing the project to finish under the guidance of a team leader or have too much faith in the project team to complete the tasks. These project managers allow themselves to relax, begin looking for new projects to lead, or begin their efforts to prove that Microsoft's FreeCell game 11982 can be won.

The problem with relaxing as the project is nearly completed is that the project team will follow your lead and relax as well. Project managers have an ownership of the project that sometimes leads them to believe they are superior to the project ...

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