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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential and long overdue, 23 July 2012
This review is from: Project Psychology: Using Psychological Models and Techniques to Create a Successful Project (Hardcover)
Every year organisations throw trillions of dollars at projects - the majority of them IT based - only to have somewhere between 40 and 70 per cent of them fail due to human factors. A Google search for Human Resources in project management turns up over two million hits, but in the first hundred, less than a handful actually relate to the impact of human behaviour on projects. And much of this small selection merely applies a few management theories to project teams. So it would seem this book is urgently needed and long overdue.

The book covers the essential psychological theory needed to manage the human aspects of project work successfully and considers a wide range of issues including the challenges of multi-site and remote working, how Positive Psychology can be used to build winning teams and the cross-cultural issues likely to impact multi-national projects. In many ways it is best approached not as a stand-alone volume, but an essential appendix to any technical project management manual.

One of the books biggest strengths is the straightforward language which neatly summarises a wealth of knowledge so that it can both act as an introduction for those unfamiliar with psychology or an "aide memoire" for those with considerable knowledge in this area. Insightful questions throughout the book enable both types of reader to focus on the psychological essentials for successful projects.

Writing a book which is likely to appeal to both HR Specialists and technically trained Project Managers is a skill in itself and De Mascia is to be congratulated on her achievement. Much of what she covers is also likely to be of interest to HR and MD specialists operating in more traditional team development settings.
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