Chapter 1

The Human Factors in Project Management


Project management is both an art and a science calling for a strong understanding of human factors needed to make effective progress in a strategic direction. The major human factors that influence energies for advancement on a project are discussed. The need for a sense of humanity in the workplace is gaining recognition, and professionals prefer working for organizations that value them rather than viewing them merely as a resource. Emphasis is laid on interacting humanely with a team.

Practically, you rely more on emotional intelligence than on your technical skills to gain success in a high-stress work environment. Leadership provides a good understanding for emotional intelligence. ...

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