Open Project Management - Summary

Managing projects is actually about managing people. The practices described in this chapter are people-focused. They are about getting people to work together for a common goal. By being open about every element of the project, there's less chance of surprises down the track. By considering everyone as a part of the team, there's less chance of the "Us and Them" syndrome. By meeting every day, there's individual accountability and by reporting every week, there's team responsibility. None of the practices here are complex or time consuming. It just takes discipline and focusing on what is actually going to help you avoid ending up as one of the 60+% of projects that fail.