This is your complete, hands-on guide to saving projects in trouble.
Get great tips in this project management book on how to focus on the right problem...find and keep the right sponsors...realistically determine scope...uncover hidden risks...write more effective project plans...Involve the right people... get your whole team on the same page...deal with vendors who don’t deliver... manage and minimize cost overruns...communicate more effectively...test right, train right...streamline that last, endless 10% and finish strong...and more... a whole lot more.
Drawing on over 30 years of frontline project management
experience, Lonnie Pacelli, The Project Management Advisor
identifies the 18 most pervasive causes of project failure: their causes, early warning signs, and how to fix them before it’s too late. If you’re a working project manager, consultant, or team leader, this book is your secret weapon. It’s fast. Relevant. Practical. Easy to read. Easy to use. Above all: it works.
Project risk and issue management is one of the most lethal but easily overlooked aspects of successful project management. Risks and issues derail your plan and cause you to divert focus away from project activities. But, there’s simply no avoiding them. If you’ve got a project you’re going to have risks and issues.
When project teams work in perfect harmony it's like music to the project manager's ears. Each project team member knows what they need to contribute to the project, knows when they have to perform, understands what other project team members are doing on the project, and knows what it takes to be successful. Get this ebook see how to get your project teams to gel and deliver results.
Have you ever managed a project where the project sponsor was disengaged, unrealistic or overly demanding? Or have you ever tried to get by without a project sponsor only to have the project go down in flames? Most every experienced project manager has at some point in his or her career encountered an onerous project sponsor, which either made a project more difficult to execute or caused it to fail altogether.
This ebook focuses on ten key attributes that a great project sponsor possesses and how the project manager can coach a project sponsor to better represent his or her project. The paper
is based on real-life experiences of both great and not-so-great project sponsors and outlines tried-and true techniques used to help project sponsors be more effective at ensuring a project's success.
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged by some friends to write a story in six words. Hemingway responded to the challenge with the following story: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. The story tickles the imagination. Why were the shoes never worn? Were they too small? Did the baby die? Was the baby not able to wear shoes? Any of these are plausible explanations left up to the reader’s imagination. This style of writing has a number of aliases: postcard fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, and sudden fiction. This extreme brevity of writing directly applies in today’s micro-burst communication culture of text messages, tweets, and wall posts. Thus the inspiration for Six-Word Lessons for Project Managers. Get 100 simple to understand six-word lessons which cut through all the baloney and get you results fast.
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