Project Management for the Technical Professional

Project Management for the Technical Professional

by Michael Singer Dobson
     
 

Are you an "accidental manager"? Dobson's new book is the resource for technical professionals who suddenly discover that the skills that have made them successful aren't necessarily relevant in their new role as project manager. Dobson covers management strategies for all technical professionals by combining solid information and extensive documentation with humor… See more details below

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Are you an "accidental manager"? Dobson's new book is the resource for technical professionals who suddenly discover that the skills that have made them successful aren't necessarily relevant in their new role as project manager. Dobson covers management strategies for all technical professionals by combining solid information and extensive documentation with humor and perspective. He takes a "ground-up" approach to effective management, assuming that the reader has no previous exposure or academic background, but is suddenly responsible for getting the job done! And this book works both ways. Not only does Project Management for the Technical Professional show how a technical professional can be a good manager, but it also demonstrates how a manager can oversee that"odd" breed we call "technical professionals." It's a guide to the emotional challenge of management, a glossary to key terms and concepts, and a handbook for dealing with "Generation X" professionals and ageism-all in one book.

Michael Singer Dobson is an author, trainer and consultant in project management, managerial and supervisory effectiveness, and career self-development. He has delivered over 1,000 seminars worldwide on topics ranging from project management to career strategies over the past ten years. His books include The Juggler's Guide to Managing Multiple Projects (PMI�) and Practical Project Management, among others. He may be reached online at www.dobsonbooks.com.

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Noting that many technical workers refuse to become managers and run technical operations, Chicago-based consultant Dobson suggests that executives offer them a deal: if techies will change their personality and reduce their hostility to management, the company will describe their new job in terms and concepts familiar in the trade. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880410769
Publisher:
Project Management Institute
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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