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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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11.5. Maintaining Team Leadership

Once the project has been launched, the meeting schedule established, and the project team has developed a routine for completing, reporting, and finishing assignments, it's tempting to relax and let the project take care of itself. Unfortunately, as Figure 11-4 shows, projects won't lead themselves to the finish line—the project manager has to.

A constant flux of problems, scenarios, lagging tasks, and technology challenges will be lurking just beneath the surface no matter how calm things may appear. The project manager must lead the team around the pitfalls, past the traps, and over the hurdles to finish the project. This requires a project manager with many talents, abilities, and experience. So what is ...

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