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The seven essential tools for keeping projects on time and under budget
You're executing risk management, leadership, and planning—all hallmarks of outstanding project management. And yet you're still having trouble keeping your projects on schedule.
Creative Project Management adds two new elements to the mix: creativity and innovation.
Internationally renowned project management consultants Michael Dobson and Ted Leemann combine traditional project management skills, such as risk evaluation, decision-making, and human dynamics, with outside-the-box thinking and business creativity. They provide seven new tools and approaches you can apply to any project.
The methods discussed inside Creative Project Management show you how to:
Creative Project Management provides an invaluable new set of tools for any project management professional tasked with making difficult decisions in these uncertain times.
1 Why Do 70 Percent of Projects Fail? 1
2 What We Know and What We Think 23
3 The Most Dangerous Word Is a Premature Yes 47
4 Good Enough, Barely Adequate, Failure 75
5 When the Project Appears Impossible 99
6 Knowns and Unknowns: The Risk Factor 130
7 Project: Intelligence 155
8 It Takes a Village to Wreck a Project 171
9 Framing Change 194
10 Salvaging Project Value 213
Appendix A: Questions for the Creative Project Manager 227
Appendix B: Cognitive Biases 233
Posted July 4, 2011
This is a great book for thinking about the things you need to have under control to execute a project - or anything else. The authors look at the theory of the perfectly managed project vs. the reality that clients, stakeholders and team members are human and the world is unpredictable and help you think about how to do your best with this. This includes tips for helping clients and stakeholders be sure they really know what they want and project managers be sure they're executing a project to meet a need, not just to complete a project per the guidelines.
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