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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Identify the Skills the Project Requires

As a project leader, be constantly on the alert for opportunities on the team to build new skills. Encouraging team members to develop their skills increases motivation and can provide the project with staffing options not available when a team is dependent on a single individual with unique talents.

Based on the project’s resource planning and required skills analysis, identify any needed skills that no one on the team possesses. For skills that you are unable to add through staff acquisition, look for team members who may be willing and able candidates for learning new skills.

Another place where skill gaps can surface is performance problem resolution. Some missed commitments are a consequence of team ...

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