Your Next Project: Managing By Projects

If you feel like you are overburdened by projects, you probably are not alone. During my 13 years in the finance profession, cross-functional teams have evolved from a major change initiative to a part of everyday working life. I still remember my first major project team: My company's lawn care division was establishing a sales relationship with a national home improvement chain, and we were charged with implementing an order fulfillment system to fit our new way of doing business. At age 23, I enjoyed the interaction with people from different disciplines.