Collaborative Project Management: A Handbook (2nd ed)

The book provides a summary of the typical stages and steps involved in successfully managing a project collaboratively with a team, including steps for the project team members. This new second edition includes a three-step Collaborative Project Management Framework – Collaborate, Lead, and Evolve – and an expanded section on leadership covering both Personal and Situational Leadership.



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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!

cpm book icon 10Introduction to the Collaborative Project Management Framework

5An overview of 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 outline of a positive project management leadership style

11Guidance on understanding your personality and management style

1A 5-step approach to personal time management

12Tips for cultivating your leadership approaches

9A suggested approach to decision making

4 Practices for effective project meetings

Approaching project management from a collaborative viewpoint bring relevance to the personal and human aspects of project leadership.  The book is well structured and provides a common sense, whole person approach to the subject.  Nicely done!

Mike Poniatowski, Manager, Infrastructure PMO Project Manager, Lear Corporation

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

collaborative project management handbook 2nd edition

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

Section 1: Successfully Implementing Collaborative Project Management

Why this Book

Intent and Intended Audience

How to Use this Book – Start|Evolve

Change Management – Start|Evolve

How to Use this Book – A Handbook

Personal Change Management

and REP

Section 2 – Collaborative Project Management Explained

Introduction to Collaborative Project Management

Collaborative Project Management – Why?

Collaborative Project Management – What?

Collaborative Project Management – A Framework

Project Management versus Process Management

Build your Own Approach

Collaborative Project Management – Tool Support

Section 3 – Collaborative Project Management: The Stages

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 4 – Personal Leadership

Manage Your Energy

Sharpen Your Attitude to Life

Manage Your Time – A 5 Step Approach

Manage Your – Traps and Tips

Save Time – Manage Your Email

Save Time – Four Microsoft Outlook Tips

Section 5 – Situational Leadership

Manage Meetings

Make Good Decisions

Cultivate Your Leadership Approaches


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.