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Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management
     

Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management

by Mackenzie Kyle, Kyle MacKenzie
 

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Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management provides a fresh and clear approach to project management. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics of project management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way.

Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, is suddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project

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Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management provides a fresh and clear approach to project management. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics of project management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way.

Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, is suddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project that could make or break his career. With no project management experience, and armed only with the guidance of his eccentric menror, Martha, Will learns the hard way. As Will navigates the rough seas of company politics, treacherous competition, and a project swirling out of control, he narrowly evades many pitfalls, and masters some indispensable project management tools along the way.

Against the backdrop of this personal drama, a simple, rational approach to project management unfolds. Will's ability to grasp these principles is the key to his survival, and could be the key to yours. Making It Happen enables the reader to transform risky, real-life situations into success.

  • Provides a simple, non-technical approach, useful to any business person involved in teams or managing projects
  • Offers practical tools and principles that will make any project a success: from office moves to product roll-outs, systems implementations to training program delivery, and everything in between
  • Boxes, definitions, and charts highlight key points and practical project management tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471642343
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/14/1998
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
953,751
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"...a novelty in helping non-project managers understand what a project is and, above all, the art and science of project management. Easy to read, it captures an approach I would recommend to anyone."
— Dr. Calin Popescu, Professor of Engineering and Project Management, University of Texas at Austin

"[Mackenzie Kyle has] put a proven process for planning and managing projects into a great read."
— Richard Pearson, Managing Director, Priority Management Hong Kong

"Making It Happen is not only an easy read, laying out the fundamentals of organizing projects, but also brings to life the concepts."
— Gary Hamer, BC Gas

Meet the Author

Mackenzie Kyle is the Principle of the Beringer Group and an associate at Manageering, a firm specializing in project management consulting and training. He has spent the last 15 years working on a variety of project management related assignments at organizations in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

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