Introduction

“The P in PM is as much about ‘people management’ as it is about ‘project management.’”

—Cornelius Fichtner (Renowned Project Management Trainer)

People (also known as human resources) management, which encompasses acquisition, development, and control of the project team and the management of stakeholders and stakeholder communications, often does not get as much traction as other activities of managing projects. The purpose of this book is to highlight the importance of the people (human) aspect of project management and teach you the techniques to excel in project human resource management.

Poor project team management and other stakeholder issues coupled with inadequate and ineffective communication are key reasons why most projects ...

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