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The Project Manager: Mastering the art of delivery by Richard Newton

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Chapter 8. The team

Getting the best from the project team

Key lesson

One of the main tasks for a project manager is to manage and motivate the project team to deliver all that is required for the project. Pure project management process and methodologies will not achieve this – a project manager above all else is a people manager.

DURING THE LIFE OF A PROJECT the project manager will personally create a range of tangible deliverables that are critical to delivery. This includes things like plans, issue and risk registers, project charters and the like. The funny point is that at the end of the work when the project is complete these items are largely worthless. They have little or no value outside the life of the project. The real deliverables, ...

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