The ultimate task master
Managing projects means managing a project team's performance. This article discusses simple but effective techniques that can help project managers provide team members with the direction and support they need to perform efficiently. In doing so, it identifies reasons why project team members may under-perform and suggests approaches for remedying such problems. It explains an approach to conducting project reviews that can serve as learning opportunities for project teams. Accompanying this article is a sidebar listing five techniques which project managers can use to keep project teams focused on realizing their project responsibilities.