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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Some General, Common-Sense Guidelines for Project Managers

These guidelines are offered to help promote your success with projects. Most of them are common-sense management techniques, but reviewing them from time to time can be a useful exercise:

  • Remember that your success as a project manager depends largely on your ability to motivate people to cooperate in the project. No software program or well-designed plan can compensate for ineffective people skills. Computers might respond to logic, but people respond to human emotions.

  • Establish your authority as project manager and your role as coordinator of project planning at the outset. If you are appointed, ask the officer who makes the appointment to distribute a statement that validates your ...

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