Project management isn’t just about process. It’s also about people.
Calling upon over thirty years of experience delivering optimized project outcomes for some of the world’s leading brands, author Clinton M. Padgett reveals the “secret sauce” many leaders leave out of their project success equation. Taking what’s already working on your teams, the principles detailed in How Teams Triumph help your people maximize performance by enhancing communication; breaking down silos; and providing a proven, repeatable framework to complete projects with all stakeholders pulling in the same direction.
In the high-risk, high-reward business world, the success or failure of one project can mean the difference between career growth or career stagnation. The stakes are too high for you and your organization to leave any of it to chance.
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About the Author
Clint earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Clint shares his expertise in the subject of project management and teamwork by speaking at conferences and other venues, including the Executive Education program in the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, where he is an adjunct professor. He is also the author of The Project Success Method.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The People Side of Project Management 1
Chapter 1 The Project Success Method 19
Chapter 2 Why Do Projects Fail? 29
Chapter 3 Know What's in Your Tool Kit 51
Chapter 4 Gather the Right Team 73
Chapter 5 Make People Matter 111
Chapter 6 Plan for the Known Unknowns, Then Deal with the Unknown Unknowns 131
Chapter 7 Be Realistic with Your Project and Your Team 153
Chapter 8 Support People without Micromanaging 169
Chapter 9 Communicate Like a Person, Not an Emoji 193
Chapter 10 Use a Global Management Mindset 211
Conclusion: How Your Team Will Triumph 229