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Managing projects through people
The importance of managing people for the success of a project cannot be underestimated...
The importance of managing people for the success of a project cannot be underestimated. This unit identifies the groups and individuals whose appropriate involvement in a project is important for its success, and considers the ways in which their contribution might be maximised.
At the end of this unit you should be able to:
- identify why managing people is an essential part of project management;
- establish which people and groups of people are important for the success of a project and why;
- explain what issues are at stake in managing them;
- evaluate how particular groups of people involved in a project might best be handled;
- recognise which skills are most important for managing people in projects;
- know how to apply these skills where appropriate.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Why people management matters to the successful delivery of projects
- 2 Role of the project manager
- 3 Identifying and involving stakeholders in a project
- 4 Project team
- 5 Dealing with senior management
- 6 Political behaviour
- 7 Building relationships across the organisation
- 8 Satisfying the client and end user
- 9 Summary
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Managing projects through people
The aim of Managing Projects through People is to demonstrate the importance of managing people for the success of a project, to identify groups and individuals whose appropriate involvement in a project is important for its success, and to consider ways in which their contribution might be maximised.
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