Managing people involved in a project means 2 big things
1. making each member’s “life” on that project easier
You make that by assuring each of them understood what their role is, what their tasks are about and what is expected of them. By explaining why this task they have on their list is more important than the others, by being transpire in terms of how many hours they have on a project or stage of a project and allowing them to confirm the number of hours is aligned with their personal time management.
On top of all the above you, as a project manager, must know what each of them is best at – what are they good at, what makes them unique and brings value to the project – make sure you know it and help them bring it to the project. Respect each team member’s strengths.
2. making them feel as part of a team
Simple terms like: teamwork, opinions count, help each other, look after each other – are terms which motivate them as a team, make them feel they are always covered. But most importantly trusting each other.
Does everyone trust each other? Does each member know what he/she is supposed to do and by when?
If yes, that’s success.