Hans Thamhain – The Importance of Collaboration


Dr. Hans Thamhain draws upon his study of 800 project professionals that shows project collaboration correlates strongly with overall project success. The human side in a project is the main cause of failure (PMI study). Human side is a critical function that seems to predict success or failure within a project. He describes the ingredients of collaboration as being trust, respect and credibility and explores what a project manager should do to foster better collaboration.

Exclusive interview from the 26th IPMA Word Congress.

Dr. Hans Thamhain is a Professor of Management and Director of MOT and Project Management Programs at Bentley University, Boston/Waltham.  Dr. Thamhain, held management positions with Verizon, General Electric and ITT, has written over seventy research papers and six professional reference books.  He received the IEEE Engineering Manager Award in 2001, PMI’s Distinguished Contribution Award in 1998 and PMI’s Research Achievement Award in 2006.  He is profiled in Marquis Who’s Who in America and certified as NPDP and PMP.

This interview of Dr Hans Thamhain is available on The PM Channel (Best Practice-Leadership) and available on the Development package £149/year.

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