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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 2: Managing the People Side of Your Project

Exam Objectives

arrow.png Acquire and manage project resources, both internal and external, to execute the project. Follow the procurement management plan to acquire external resources.

arrow.png Employ leadership, training, motivating, mentoring, and other interpersonal skills to maximize team performance.

Executing the project is where the real skills in managing, leading, and working with people come into play. The interpersonal skills that you need to successfully acquire, develop, and manage the team are described in this chapter. Of course, they’re deployed throughout the project, but because the majority of the work occurs during the execution, those skills and processes are outlined here.

Unlike many of the other processes, the processes in this chapter are more concerned with people rather than deliverables. Some skills that you’re most likely to use include

check Negotiating

check Communicating

check Team building

Developing trust

Influencing

Motivating ...

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