Collaborative Project Management: A Handbook


Project management is moving away from traditional managerial hierarchies and processes to a more collaborative approach, which emphasizes teamwork and cooperation.

At BrightWork, we believe collaborative project management is the best way to achieve your goals – that’s why we wrote the book on it!

This book will help you:

  • Understand the five stages of Collaborative Project Management
  • Develop a flexible approach to project management, suited to where you are right now
  • Successfully collaborate with your team and stakeholders to deliver better projects
  • Mentor new project managers and team members
  • Become a self-aware project leader, willing to constantly learn and grow.


The book is packed with exercises and practical tips to help you implement collaborative project management, not just read about it.

What’s Inside

Section 1: Successfully Implementing Collaborative Project Management 

Get started with REP (Research, Execute, and Post-Mortem) and personal change management.

Section 2: Collaborative Project Management Explained 

An introduction to collaborative project management and a three-step framework to guide your journey.

Section 3: Collaborative Project Management – The Stages 

Explore the five stages of collaborative project management and learn about the importance of project tracking.

Section 4: Personal Leadership 

Before you can lead others, you must lead yourself. Jump into personal leadership with advice on time management, attitude, and boosting your energy levels.

Section 5: Situational Leadership 

Learn how to manage meetings, make effective decisions, and apply the best leadership approach for different situations.

Eamonn takes a dizzying range of topics from traditional scope and issue management to personal productivity and offers up insightful snippets to help manage our projects and lives just a bit better.   A great read for anyone involved in managing projects!

Bob Kreha

Principal and Co-Founder, Brightstreet Group

I find that this handbook is an essential guide to helping project managers, both experienced and novice, gather their thoughts and actions when starting a new project. The guide is […] a key desktop reference for my day-to-day project management.

Yolánda L Chase

Manager, HR Effectiveness, Arrow Electronics

I recommend a project manager struggling on a team read the Collaborative Project Management Handbook. The […] tips are perfect for a team that hasn’t adopted a structured project management methodology or framework.

Joel Oelson

SharePoint Influencer, The Collaboration Show

Meet the Author

Éamonn McGuinness

Éamonn McGuinness is the CEO and founder of BrightWork. From 1995, Éamonn has been involved in the development of commercial software products on Lotus Notes, Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365, with the same basic product mission (process driven and people inspired collaborative project management).

Buy the book!

The entire proceeds of this book (and not just the profits) will go to Concern Worldwide, an organization dedicated to working with the world’s poorest people to help transform lives.

Paperback $14.99

Kindle $3.99