Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) October 9, 2007
"Scrappy Project Management: The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces" gets down to the real nuts and bolts of project management. Structured around "the dirty dozen" of project "worst practices", this book is about what REALLY happens in the project environment, how to survive it, and how to make sure that your team avoids the predictable and avoidable pitfalls every project faces.
The converse of the dirty dozen are twelve "best practices" for project management that have been proven to help leaders steer their teams clear of avoidable disasters, and as much as double the chances of project success.
"Put this spine on your bookshelf, or in your survival kit," said Michele Jackman, Michele Jackman Enterprises and Adventures, co-author of Star Teams, Players. "This is THE resource for the power starved PMs who need to learn how to street fight for resources, deal with customer insanity, and dodge the falling rocks as you stay on top of everything. A fighting spirit and a confident strategy is the RETURN ON THIS INVESTMENT."
Project management is not for the faint of heart. Many projects start in the deep recesses of some corporate hallway, and the project manager only hears about them long after they are well underway. Even when a project is carefully planned and properly kicked off, the plan changes before the ink is dry on the schedule. Tact and diplomacy only get you so far in the wild and whacky world of project work. A combination of outrageous creativity, sheer bravado and nerves of steel will serve you far better than any fancy-schmancy Microsoft Project Ghantt chart!
About the Author
Kimberly Wiefling is the founder of Wiefling Consulting, LLC, a scrappy enterprise enabling individuals, teams and organizations to achieve results that seem out of reach or nearly impossible through leadership and project management excellence. A physicist by education, she spent 10 years at HP in technical leadership and project management roles, then 5 years in the wild and crazy world of Silicon Valley start-ups before leading one to a glorious defeat during the dotcom bust of 2001. Vigorously scrappy, she reemerged, consulting on leadership and project management worldwide - from Armenia, to Tokyo, to the Silicon Valley. Kimberly is the executive editor of The Scrappy Guides™, a regular contributor to the "Project Connections" newsletter, (70,000+ subscribers weekly), and her radio show, "The Scrappy Dialogues™", airs occasionally on http://www.wiefling.com , and she is the lead blogger at http://www.SVProjectManagement.net. "Scrappy Project Management is a trademark of Kimberly Wiefling."
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