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Fundamentals of Project Management, 5th Edition by Joseph Heagney

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CHAPTER 13

MANAGING THE PROJECT TEAM

The previous chapters have concentrated primarily on the tools of project management—how to plan, schedule, and control the work. Unfortunately, far too many project managers see these tools as all they need to manage successfully. They assemble a team, give the members their instructions, and then sit back and watch the project self destruct. Then they question whether there might be some flaw in the tools.

In all likelihood, the problem was with how people were managed. Even in those cases where a problem with the tools may have existed, it is often the failure of people to properly apply them that causes ...

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