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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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Create a Good Foundation

Define the objectives for the team in very specific terms. Involve everyone in user needs assessment for the project, and verify that the team understands the project objective and project vision.

Staff the team with capable people with the talents identified in your required skills analysis. Clearly identify the roles and responsibilities for each team member, and focus staff acquisition efforts on finding individuals with good interpersonal skills, general knowledge, and no conflicting priorities.

Work to understand the team members, and determine the best leadership style for the group. Use your experience and knowledge of the people to strike an appropriate leadership balance between consensus management and autocratic ...

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