Chapter 12. Getting Settled

Assume you made the decision to change, meaning you were hired into a new company or were transferred from one group to another within the company you are in. For whatever reason, your situation today is not what it was yesterday. This means you have to make a change in yourself. You must be in charge and must show your leadership style from the very outset.

To start, get a sense of the big picture, the lay of the land. First, you should fully understand the organization—this means the company organization and the project organization. The best way I know to get an overview of the formal organization is to ask for an organization chart. Then, you need to understand your bosses. Do your homework and find out just what ...

Get Your Successful Project Management Career now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.