A couple of great articles to help manage development projects. How to build a shared vision, diffuse differences of opinion and neutralise dominant stakeholders.
The advice in these articles is worth a read whether or not you're technical. You could be involved in building a new application, or just considering how to improve parts of your website.
I recognised a few of the scenarios outlined from past experience and took away a few tips and techniques to try out next time.
Particularly good advice if you've been tasked with bringing a group of people together and getting something started.
Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings - article by Kevin Hoffman on UIE.com
Equalizing Opinions: Two Simple Tricks for Meeting Facilitators - article by Jared Spool