Chapter 4. Developing Effective Project Teams

 

Everyone has to work together; if we can't get everyone working toward a common goal, nothing is going to happen.

 
 --Harold K. Sperlich, President, Chrysler Corp.

The success of a project team depends upon its team leaders' ability to effectively manage and influence the diverse mix of personnel. Because of the multidisciplinary and interdependent nature of project teams, project managers must learn team-building skills in order to integrate the efforts of all project participants. They must understand the dynamics and the process of team development. They must create an environment where all team members are personally and professionally satisfied, are involved and have mutual trust. They must be ...

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