In my view, 80% 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.
12 STEPS TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS
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