Step 08: Assemble the best team you can

Bernie Klinder, Founder,

In my view, 80% of management is having the right people. Getting this right can make your job a lot easier. You want people with excellent technical and interpersonal skills, who work well together, and require a minimum of supervision. You should be able to give them clear goals, the tools to do their job, and then get out of their way.


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  Home: Introduction
  Step 01: Identify sponsors and stakeholders
  Step 02: Get a champion in top management
  Step 03: Clear goals and achievable, objective deliverables
  Step 04: Own the planning process
  Step 05: Establish a methodology
  Step 06: Be honest about your abilities
  Step 07: Make sure you have the resources
  Step 08: Assemble the best team you can
  Step 09: Communicate early and often
  Step 10: Establish clear metrics
  Step 11: Keep your deliverables in mind
  Step 12: Know when to ask for help

Bernie Klinder, MVP, consultant
Bernie Klinder is a technology consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is also the founder and former editor of, a comprehensive resource index for IT professionals who support Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and BackOffice products. For his contributions to the information technology community, Bernie was selected as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. Copyright 2004 TechTarget

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