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The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mindset in Project Management

Inclusive Leadership in Project Management

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Chapter 1: The Science and Art of Project Management 

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Chapter 3: Social Identity Influence in Project Management

Chapter 4: Creating a Winning Team 

Chapter 5: Leading a Winning Team

Chapter 6: Improving Team Performance 

Chapter 7: Inclusive Leadership

Chapter 8: Developing a Growth Mindset in Leadership

Welcome to the first edition of The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mindset in Project Management. We provide a roadmap to help project managers foster an equitable project team environment without barriers to opportunities, including developing an inclusive space where all team members feel welcomed, valued, respected, and engaged. 


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mindset in Project Management primary goal are centered on exploring how to incorporate and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, tools, and techniques throughout the five (5) major project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closeout. We focus on developing the professional (nontechnical) skills, growth mindset, and systems perspective needed to lead projects effectively and equitably. 


Upon successful completion of this book, you will be able to:  ​

  • Gain a foundational understanding of technical project management principles, tools, and techniques, including the five (5) major project management process groups.  

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) principles, concepts, techniques, terms, and definitions.  

  • Develop a growth mindset by recognizing, identifying, and demonstrating the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that underpin the inclusive and equitable management of technical projects and cross-functional teams.  

  • Demonstrate the ability to engage a systems approach in applying a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) mindset to managing technical projects and teams. 

  • Develop and apply the leadership and professional (nontechnical) skills required to be an inclusive and equitable technical project manager. 

Book Approach 

It’s helpful to understand how it is organized and how to use the helpful tips throughout the book. Each chapter starts with the chapter overview and critical topics, outlining the key concepts you will learn for that chapter. We provide recommendations, checkpoints, and hints throughout each chapter to help you master the diversity, equity, and inclusion mindset.  

  • PMO Nerd Recommendations are advice and tips based on best practices and concepts.

  • PMO Nerd Checkpoints provide context and explain exciting points in the material. 

  • PMO Nerd Hints are designed to drive critical thinking to apply material learned to your everyday life.


When you’ve finished reading the chapter, we provide a summary of key topics and concepts learned. It’s helpful to apply the concepts you learn to real-world scenarios.   

Meet the Author, Quincy M. Wright, MBA, CCM, PMP

Author Bio

Quincy M. Wright, MBA, CCM, PMP, is a world-renowned Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Construction Manager (CCM) with 15+ years of experience leading organizations and project teams in commercial and government sectors. 


Mr. Wright graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and an Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Wright is a subject matter expert in project management, including project due diligence, project planning, execution, and closeout. Mr. Wright's portfolio includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, utility-scale transmission & distribution, grid modernization, renewable energy, and technology projects and programs. He is regularly sought after for speaking engagements, consulting, and coaching amongst organizations worldwide related to expertise in project management, agile, strategy, and creating inclusive cultures of belonging to enhance organization performance.

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