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On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter Thirteen. Managing Project Resources

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Dwight Eisenhower

Managing a project team is a tough job. The people who work on your project usually report to other managers who have more control over their salaries and chances for promotion. Although you work with team members for relatively short periods of time, to optimize their performance, you must work with them as if you’ve known them for years. Furthermore, you must lead the group to turn it into a team in more than just name.

Managing people is a skill that’s enhanced over time, but never truly mastered, so this chapter introduces a few approaches to managing people on a project. What’s important ...

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