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The Little Black Book of Project Management, 3rd Edition by Michael C. THOMSETT

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4Choosing the Project Team

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

DALE CARNEGIE

“I don’t think I’m going to enjoy myself working on this project,” an employee told a friend. “We just finished up our first meeting, and the manager talked the whole time about teamwork.”

“Then why are you so worried?” the friend asked.

“It wasn’t what he said that disturbed me,” the first one replied. “It was those steel marbles he played with the whole time.”

The members of the core team ultimately determine whether or not a project succeeds. Whether it’s a troop of Boy Scouts or the crew of an aircraft carrier, everyone on the team needs to agree ...

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