3.5. Creating Management Alliances
You and management are also a team. Just like you want your project team to be dedicated, to trust you, and to work with you—the same applies in your relationship to management. You and management are working together for the good of the company, striving in unison toward an obtainable goal. Figure 3-4 shows how your relationship with management can be reflective of how you manage your own project team. While it may not always feel like you and management are part of the same team, you are.
When management and you agree, either by your choice or theirs, to implement a new project together, a team has been created. Hopefully, your management will be as supportive of you as you are of your own team.