"The first objective of every captain in His Majesty's navy on his appointment to a ship must be to have those officers with him whose disposition he is acquainted with, and upon whose abilities and attention to to his character, comfort, and happiness are, in great measure dependent."
- A Captain in the Royal Navy, Observations and Instructions (1804) referenced in The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievements of Horatio Nelson, Roger Knight, 2005
Any credible project manager could take this advice to hand during the chartering session and apply it during the life of the project.
Project success starts and ends with the project staff. Processes enable cohesion be maintained. Tools reduce the labor load.