There's no better way to learn the nuts and bolts of a profession than by having a mentor at your side. But most project managers and leaders don't have that advantage and thats why Neal Whitten wrote this book.
Having Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects on hand is like having a mentor to guide you at every turn in the road. Neal shows you how to avoid a painful learning curve with a set of best practices for leading consistently successful projects.
In this book, Neal distills his 30 years of experience into tips and strategies that are easy to learn and apply to your projects. These strategies will give you a decisive competitive edge in leading projects and working with stakeholders, clients, and team members.
Learn How to: -Run your project like you would run your own business -Become a benevolent dictator for the most effective leadership -Recognize and deal with professional immaturity -Deal with difficult people -Master behaviors that will make your team leaders jobs easier and benefit your own career -Assess if you are too soft and learn to make unpopular decisions if they are necessary to project success -Create a culture that fosters the success of your project -Gain the respect of your team members -Avoid making long-term project commitments -Manage your top three problems
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I've probably read 50+ project/program management books, most of which have good information but many that are so academic and barely useful in the real world that we practice in. This book is different.... This book had a stronger influence on me than any other project management book I have ever read, here's why: most project managers, for various reasons, do not take FULL ownership/ accountability for the outcome of their projects. Many PMs, especially new ones, spend more time reporting reasons why a project is late or over budget or at risk than trying to fix the problems head-on. Neal compellingly motivates his readers to "own" the outcome of their projects and do whatever is needed to make them successful. Yes, this book is full of useful PM tips and practices but the you will get the most value from this book by realizing that you probably are not doing enough to take ownership of the outcome of your projects. Read this book to take your attitude and professionalism to the...
Exactly what the title says - simple, valid, brutally honest, no-nonsense advice for project managers and those working with project managers.
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