Collaborative Project Management: A Handbook

Improve team collaboration with a five-step project process and practical tips on leadership.

About the Book

Collaborative project management brings people from different departments, offices, companies, and countries together to complete a project.


Collaboration drives successful projects and innovations across all industries.

Remote working, new software, ‘accidental project managers’. Changes in how teams work together and run projects mean successful collaboration is more important than ever.

This handbook provides practical tips and tools to support collaboration, no matter where you work or your role on a project.

Who should read this book?

Collaborative Project Management Mentor


Project managers who want a straightforward guide to project management.

Collaborative Project Management Self-Aware Leader


Project team members who want to contribute to projects.


Project managers who need to coach new managers.

Why read this book? 

Collaborative Project Management 5 Stages


Understand the five stages of Collaborative Project Management.

Collaborative Project Management Flexible


Develop a flexible approach to project management to suit your current needs.

Collaborative Project Management Successfully Collaborate


Successfully collaborate with your team and stakeholders.

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).

“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.”

Bob Kreha, Principal and Co-Founder, Brightstreet Group

What’s Inside 


Successfully Implementing Collaborative Project Management

Learn more about using the handbook, including REP, a practical approach to personal change management.


Collaborative Project Management Explained

An introduction to collaboration and the essentials of project management.


Collaborative Project Management – The Stages

Explore the five stages of collaborative project management – initiate, plan, work, track and replan, and close the project.  


Personal Leadership

Jump into personal leadership with advice on time management, attitude, and boosting your energy levels.


Situational Leadership

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

What people are saying about Collaborative Project Management 

”This handbook did a great job outlining the essentials of project management; reinforcing the role of a project manager, how team collaboration efforts can produce results, to conclude with useful tips for managing stress and making the best use of time.”

Brenda Raiha

Project Manager, NorthWestern Energy

”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 Oleson

SharePoint Influencer, The Collaboration Show

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 easy to follow and for me, is a key desktop reference for my day-to-day project management.”

Yolánda L Chase

Manager, HR Effectiveness at Arrow Electronics 

“I am going to recommend reading this book to the many individuals who ask me for an easy read to get the basics on project management.  […] The book is well structured and provides common sense, whole person approach to the subject.

Mike Poniatowski

Manager, Infrastructure PMO Project Manager at Lear Corporation 

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.
Collaborative Project Management Paperback

Paperback $14.99

Collaborative Project Management Kindle

Kindle $3.99

Product Overview
Everything you need for Project and Portfolio Management on SharePoint

Deployment Options
Software deployment programs catered to your SharePoint setup

Customer Stories
What our customers say about BrightWork

Templates Overview

Learn how BrightWork Templates simplify project management

Project Templates

Deliver succesful projects with best-practice templates

Portfolio Templates

Get visibility of multiple projects across an organisation

Free Template

Free SharePoint project management template, deployed in just 5 minutes

Professional Services
Advance your BrightWork solution and Project Management skills

The BrightWork Approach
Discover our ‘Start-Evolve’ framework to do what you want.

3D Deployment
Get started using our simple 3-step process, focused on your needs

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On-Premise Pricing

Pricing for BrightWork On-Premise – installed in your own SharePoint 2019, 2016, or 2013 environment.

Cloud Pricing

Pricing for BrightWork Online – Shared, Dedicated, FedRAMP, and HIPAA/HITRUST compliant options.

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Insights and articles from our team and guests

 CPM Handbook
A five-step approach to collaborative project management

Live and On-Demand webinars to help your SharePoint project management journey

 Guides and Ebooks
Free resources, videos, and advice to make project management easier

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