Create the Desired Culture for Your Project

Most projects are in need of a major “culture” makeover. Members are uncertain about the behavior expected of them. Their uncertainty covers all aspects of a project, such as roles and responsibilities, planning, tracking, problem management, processes, interpersonal communications, and accountability. Members commonly complain about the unproductive culture within which they must work. Furthermore, a pervasive myth is that the only way to change the culture within a project is for the direction to come from higher management.

As discussed in Chapter 1, Mind Your Own Business, you should focus your energies and passion within your domain of responsibility. As project manager, you have a captive ...

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