No matter how well you estimate and schedule a project, or how well you plan for risks, project success will depend upon the cooperation of people who have their own hidden agendas, who have conflicting motivations, or who have past unresolved conflicts with each other. Getting people to work together effectively is one of the key challenges in project management.
This fascinating book looks at how to manage the people who influence our project outcomes by examining their overt (and covert) motivations. Carefully navigating this minefield of conflicting interests (or "office politics") surrounding a project will allow you to better support and motivate external stakeholders and team members to take action to help your project succeed.
Full of useful tips and sound, practical advice, this book distills decades of research on the topic into actionable steps you can take today to improve your success as a project manager.