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The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition by Tom Kendrick

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LEADERSHIP PROCESS

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Influence Without Authority

  What: Securing commitments from project contributors from other organizations.
  When: Project planning and execution.
  Results: Cooperative relationships within diverse teams and reliable project commitments.

Prepare

On modern projects, there are many reasons project leaders may have no direct authority over team members. Matrix teams, with contributors who report to other managers, and geographically distributed project teams are prime examples. Projects that depend on staff and consultants external to the project as a result of procurement planning may also face control challenges. While cross-organizational teams may have many potential benefits, ultimate project success depends ...

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