Collaborative Project Management: A Handbook

Learn the steps and skills needed for collaborative project management success.

This 124-page handbook provides a summary of the typical stages and steps involved in successfully managing a project collaboratively with a team.

It also addresses the critical topic of personal leadership, and describes the habits and qualities that successful project managers and team members practice and exhibit.

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Éamonn 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 at Brightstreet Group

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This book is full of practical and useful project management advice you can use today!

5Introduction to the REP Process for implementing and managing change

14Exercises to help you put the learning into practice

8A summary of the typical stages, steps and sub-steps involved in managing a project

2An overview of a positive project management leadership style

1A 5-step approach to personal time management

1118 tips for avoiding the most common time management traps

9A suggested personal energy management audit

1610 tips for managing your email

The guide is easy to follow and for me, is a key desktop reference for my day-to-day project management. I highly recommend every Project Manager add it to their library of project management resources/tools.

Yolánda L. Chase, Manager, HR Effectiveness at Arrow Electronics

The intention of this handbook

An easy to follow and simple to use project management handbook for new project managers

A guide for team members who want to collaborate in the active management of projects

A source of materials that experienced project managers can adapt to coach new project managers

This book is really a handbook

We at BrightWork are strong believers in the ‘Start | Evolve’ approach to deploying collaborative project management. We believe in an agile process where a little delivered with frequent feedback is a stronger method of building sustainable project management improvement.

Each chapter of this book represents an implementable chunk of collaborative project management or leadership and as each chapter ends we have added an implementation exercise.

Our real hope is that you will find practical advice in the book, that you can take over time and implement on your projects.  We wish you much success in working our book.

Table of Contents


Why this Book

Intent and Intended Audience

How to Use this Book – Start|Evolve

How to Use this Book – A Handbook

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Plans for the Next Editions

Section 1 – Collaborative Project Management

Introduction to Collaborative Project Management

Change Management and REP

Collaborative Project Management – Why?

Collaborative Project Management – What?

Project Management versus Process Management

Section 2 – The Essentials

Get a Fast Start – Track Projects

Stage 1 – Initiate the Project

Stage 2 – Plan and Setup the Project

Stage 3 – Work on the Project

Stage 4 – Track and Re-Plan the Project

Stage 5 – Close the Project

Build your Own Approach

Collaborative Project Management – Tool Support

Section 3 – Leadership


Manage Your Time – a 5 Step Approach

Manage Your Time – Traps and Tips

Manage Your Energy

Save Time – Manage Your Email

About the Author

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).

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Proceeds from this 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.