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Managing Projects in the Real World: The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start by Melanie McBride

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Team Building

As you kick off a project, you start with a collection of people who are only loosely connected through the objectives of the project. Your goal then is to forge a cohesive team from this collection of people as quickly as possible. Sadly, many PMs never develop that cohesive team because they aren’t paying attention to the team dynamics, nor are they taking deliberate actions to define just what that dynamic will be. This chapter considers just what role the team dynamic plays in the overall success of your project. As a PM you most likely do not have direct authority over your teammates, so you need to understand how to motivate ...

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