Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not

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Debunking misconceptions surrounding successful project managers, this source builds upon a landmark survey of more than 800 project managers from around the world to highlight the traits that make them stand out in the minds of their teams, senior managers, customers, and stakeholders. Through in-depth interviews and discussions, the common attributes of these elite project managers—from character and beliefs to organizational approaches—are uncovered and help to explain their achievements. Painstakingly ...

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Overview

Debunking misconceptions surrounding successful project managers, this source builds upon a landmark survey of more than 800 project managers from around the world to highlight the traits that make them stand out in the minds of their teams, senior managers, customers, and stakeholders. Through in-depth interviews and discussions, the common attributes of these elite project managers—from character and beliefs to organizational approaches—are uncovered and help to explain their achievements. Painstakingly researched, this guide offers key insights by providing multiple perspectives on the character makeup of the world’s most successful project managers.

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Sometimes it seems like everyone's calling themselves a project manager these days. Some of 'em are even certified. But let's face it, not all project managers are alike, and great ones are worth their weight in gold. This book is about being a great project manager: one who consistently delivers maximum value, on time and on budget.

It's about learning from PMs who know how to orchestrate projects and teams like symphonies. It's about overcoming the mistakes even many experienced PMs fall into: problems in communication, motivating teams, managing scope, tracking actuals against plan.

The techniques and ideas in this book don't come out of thin air. They come from the Alpha Study, a survey of more than 3,000 project managers -- especially, those identified as the top 2 percent in performance. What do they do differently? You may be surprised -- and you can't afford not to know. Bill Camarda, from the December 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972967334
  • Publisher: Velociteach
  • Publication date: 10/15/2006
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,450,136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Crowe is the founder and CEO of Velociteach, a project-management certification business. He is the author of The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. He lives in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Excellent Insight into high-performance project management

    I've been managing projects successfully for over 20 years and found this book extremely helpful. The types of things listed are definitely not what you find in practice by most PMs. As I was reading this I would think - Yes, I do that... and then run across something that made such perfect sense that I wondered why I hadn't thought about this years ago. It's a great book for someone wanting to be the best PM possible.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Concise inventory of successful PM Traits

    After 30 years in IT, the findings match up with the reality of my experience. Great for new or aspiring PMs. Unfortunately, it reads like a dressed-up thesis...useful information, but dry.

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