Facilitating the Creative Team
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Chapters 1 through 6 described methods for implementing R&D and innovative projects within a project management framework. The application of that framework increases the probability that these projects will achieve favorable outcomes. This chapter shifts the focus from the application of processes to enhancing how humans interact within these processes. The individuals who fill roles on R&D projects as principal investigators, project managers, and project team members often bring unique skills and talents; they often make up small teams; and they typically operate with a high level of autonomy. Often, the future of the organization rests in the ability of these individuals to achieve successful outcomes. Therefore, it is important that those chosen to participate on these teams are carefully selected and provided an environment that supports the mission and rewards them in the right ways. When project teams have been chosen and facilitated suitably, the performance will speak for itself.