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Perhaps among the most critical, yet often overlooked, components of successful project management is an understanding of human behavior. When project managers and project teams develop an awareness of, along with the competencies necessary toMorePerhaps among the most critical, yet often overlooked, components of successful project management is an understanding of human behavior. When project managers and project teams develop an awareness of, along with the competencies necessary to interpret, respect, and leverage, the diverse perspectives of team members, the immediate result is teamwork that is not only more collaborative but also more productive.Results by Design offers a unique how-to for project managers and project team members. Using a simple and elegant project management methodology, this book illustrates practical, time-tested project management best practices developed to deliver superior quality projects on time and within budget. Despite the availability of these tools, its important to remember that the success of any project is limited by the willingness and ability of team members to fully apply them.Going one step further, Results by Design introduces temperament theorythe notion of how we are hard-wired to behave in certain waysspecifically in the context of the project management process. This hard-wired behaviorour temperamentdetermines the degree to which individuals and project teams are able to effectively follow the project management process and apply project management best practices.Results by Design provides a foundation for project teams to transcend the ordinary limits of project execution and perform as highly collaborative and synergistic teams.In Results by Design, project managers and team members will discover quick and easy ways to identify their temperaments along with their natural strengths and challenges. They are led step by step through the project management process using a series of intuitive frameworks.Readers are shown, by means of see and hear clues, how individual temperaments behave at each step of a project: which temperaments will be challenged at certain points and which will intuitively excel at others. Team synergies and conflicts are explored through a series of carefully constructed exercises, leading the project manager and project team not only to a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals and a group but further to the development of an action plan to maximize team productivity and satisfaction.In Results by Design, real-world case studies and practical exercises provide tools and techniques to blend strategies and skill sets that will equip and motivate winning teams.