The Project Meeting Facilitator Have you ever been involved in a project that didn't require a meeting? Neither have we. Well-run project meetings allow teams to get through the maze of distractions and obstacles to achieve results. Unfortunately, many project meetings aren't well-run-they are viewed by team members as unproductive, tedious, and a waste of precious time. But you can change that. The Project Meeting Facilitator contains practical techniques and practices that will help you facilitate your meetings more effectively, transforming them into well-planned, well-managed journeys that engage the team while achieving the intended goals. "For anyone thrown into the stormy world of managing project meetings'and herding humans, The Project Meeting Facilitator provides the definitive survival kit to enable the preparation, management, and successful achievement of results from the necessary evil of project meetings. Tammy Adams, Jan Means, and Michael Spivey have combined their years of experience in real-world facilitation and teaching to provide any facilitator with a 'Who, What, When, and When Not' guide, supported by real tools, examples, and pitfalls." -Dale Carr, manager, Business Analysis "The Project Meeting Facilitator is focused on traditional project meeting facilitation techniques but is easily applied in more iterative approaches like Agile, Lean, or Design-Build methodologies." -David Spann, certified professional facilitator, past MBA director at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah; president, Agile Adaptive Management "Simply the most useful reference book available today for project managers." -Bonnie Burkhardt, IT manager, KeySpan Corporation "This is an excellent resource for everyone from the novice to expert project manager using a non-directive but comprehensively structured facilitative approach." -David A. Wayne, Ph.D., CEO, Four Seasons International Consulting, Inc.; past chair, International Association of Facilitators "Every project manager should read this book-it provides clear, straightforward, easy-to-follow guidance for better meetings and more successful projects based on the sound project management and facilitation experience of the authors." -Gary Rush, certified professional facilitator, president, MGR Consulting "A unique and practical approach to project facilitation mapped to the initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing phases of the project management life cycle. This book is practical in its application on projects and sets you up for success every time you facilitate a project meeting." -Kenneth Steiness, PMP, principal consultant, StateraAdams, Tammy is the author of 'Project Meeting Facilitator How Project Managers and Quality Professionals Can Use Facilitation to Ensure Productive Projects', published 2007 under ISBN 9780787987060 and ISBN 0787987069.