CHAPTER8

Building an ExtendedProject Team

“Leadership: the art of getting someone else to dosomething you want done because he wants to do it”

—Dwight D. Eisenhower,34th President of the United States, Presidential Speech

People are a project’s most critical attribute. Without them, a project’s chances of success are slim. A group of people, however, is not a team. Projects need teamwork. The audit dealt with understanding the people. Now, the people need to be formed into a team that will drive the project. Developing a team amplifies the power of each individual. A team requires interaction, cooperation, communication, and mutual respect. In analyzing the group, these aspects need to be evaluated and the appropriate corrective action taken. ...

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