Chapter 10. The mechanics of project management

The project manager’s toolkit

Key lesson

Project management methodologies contain a rich set of approaches and tools, yet project managers frequently only apply a few of these. Do not forget the other components which on complex and risky projects will be very useful. Successful project managers have a very broad toolkit which they make use of regularly.

WHEN PEOPLE PERFORM ANY ROLE they rely on a combination of the natural skills and common sense they possess, the experience they have built up, the tools that are made available to do the role, the formal processes and procedures which define how the role is to be done, and any training they have had in using these tools and processes. This book has ...

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