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Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management

By Scott Berkun

Lays out the strategies and techniques that will help you to become a more valued leader and project manager

Price: $45.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780596517717
Year: 2008
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media


Wondering what to do in your project management position? Or maybe you are wondering how you can finish a project with the team you have? All your answers are waiting for you in Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management. This newly updated guide will help you to become comfortable as a project manager and will lay out the strategies and techniques that will help you to become a more valued leader and project manager. It’s incredibly easy to understand and apply in your daily job. Packed with practical gold-mines of information, the newly updated version is current and reflects the newest industry changes and expectations.

The book contains different essays that outline the things you need to do and exemplify as a project manager. It covers things like how to make better decisions, how not to annoy people, how to become a better leader through trust, and the truth we all need to know and face about making dates. An entertaining read that goes for 410 pages you won’t find a better guide to help you with you job in the market today. So what are you waiting for? Grab Making Things Happen today and become a better project manager immediately!

Table of Contents

Part 1

  1. The Truth About Schedules
  2. How to Figure Out What To Do
  3. Writing the Good Vision
  4. Where Ideas Come From
  5. What To Do With Ideas Once You Have Them

Part 2

  1. Writing Good Specification
  2. How to Make Good Decisions
  3. Communication and Relationships
  4. Process Email and Meetings
  5. What To Do When Things Go Wrong

Part 3

  1. Why Leadership is Based on Trust
  2. Making Things Happen
  3. Middlegame Strategy
  4. Endgame Strategy
  5. Power and Politics
  6. A Guide For Discussion Groups
  7. Index
  8. About the Author
  9. Copyright