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Review ?Chock-full of helpful session templates, guidelines, and resources.? --Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting, Inc., author, Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs ?This book is a road map to successful facilitation of teams to realize business improvements and change through projects.? --Wes Hopmans, director of IT, Crane & Co., Inc. ?Jan Means and Tammy Adams open their notebooks, sharing hard-won procedures, session designs, and tips that would take years to acquire on your own.? --Maureen Jenkins, chair, International Association of Facilitators ?Anyone who runs projects effectively knows that project success is rooted in people. Facilitating the Project Lifecycle puts people on center stage, which makes it exceptional among project management books.? --J. Davidson Frame, academic dean, University of Management and Technology ?This book does an amazing job of applying facilitation to the complexities of project management. I can?t imagine a project leader who wouldn?t want to keep this resource handy!? --Ingrid Bens, author, Facilitating with Ease! ?Jan Means and Tammy Adams give us a toolkit of skills, templates, and techniques essential for success on any project.? --Doug DeCarlo, author, eXtreme Project Management ?The real roadblock to a successful project is invariably people. This book tackles this challenge head on by leveraging group dynamics to bring teams to consensus and break down barriers to successful project delivery.? --William M. Ulrich, president, Tactical Strategy Group, Inc., author, Legacy Systems: Transformation Strategies Read more From the Inside Flap Facilitating the Project Lifecycle is filled with insights and practical work session techniques that can be readily applied within any project to accelerate the process and enhance quality. This book shows how to prevent some of the more common problems and pitfalls that contribute to poor quality as well as cost and time overruns.Step by step, Facilitating the Project Lifecycle guides the project manager/facilitator in making smart choices about when and how to pull key talent together to spell success for the project and ultimately the organization. The authors will help you understand the benefits of using facilitated group work sessions to get real work done during a project and get it done better and more efficiently than more traditional individual work approaches. In addition, the book includesRecommendations for capitalizing on group knowledge to accelerate the building of key project deliverables and ensure their quality as they are builtA work session structure for planning, delivering, and following up facilitated work sessionsGuides for building key project deliverablesSample agendasProven techniques for managing the group dynamics Read more See all Editorial Reviews