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Managing Projects (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series) by Harvard Business Review

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Building Up Your Project

With your plan in place, it’s time to get the project under way. In the build-up phase, you’ll follow these steps:

1.  Assemble your team.

2.  Set the schedule.

3.  Develop a budget.

As in the previous chapter, we’ll explore each step individually.

Assemble your team

Now that you’ve used the Work Breakdown Structure to estimate the required activities and tasks, you can begin recruiting people who have the skills you need.

Since you want a phenomenal team, not an ordinary one, try hard to get the best people you can. If you can’t find them in your own organization, investigate the possibility of bringing them in from somewhere else. It’s often more productive to import a great team member from another department (or ...

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