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From Project Management to Team Integration:Key Issues in the Management of the Human Resource in Projects

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From Project Management to Team Integration shows that human resource management (HRM) in projects is unique and requires special consideration. It argues that the special challenges faced by project teams, and, in particular, their diversity in terms of the functional areas, backgrounds, perspectives, and even physical locations of team members, mean that for teams to succeed, their human and technical processes must be treated as an integrative whole. The authors¿¿¿ use of standard project management techniques that were originally designed to support technical aspects of projects is essential for project HRM, and specifically for the development of a shared understanding and a contribution to the development of the social processes that are required for effective teamwork.