Smart Things to Know about,Smart Things to Know about Managing Projects

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From invisible leadership to project portfolios - cutting edge techniques and tips from the frontiers of project management.

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Overview

From invisible leadership to project portfolios - cutting edge techniques and tips from the frontiers of project management.

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..."user-friendly guide"... (Project Management Review, September 2001)

"a good starting point." (Modern Management, December 2001)

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Meet the Author

DONNA DEEPROSE is the author of two books on work teams, The Team Coach and Recharge Your Team, and one on employee recognition, How to Recognize and Reward Employees. She ia also co-author of a business simulation. Teams@Work, which she and her partner tailor to the specific needs and circumstances of their clients.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

What is Smart?

Preface.

THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT REVOLUTION.

It's Not Just for Engineers Anymore.

Project vs. Operations.

THE SCIENCE OF MANAGING PROJECTS.

The Birth of a Project.

A Carefully Crafted Plan.

Making Sense out of Dollars.

Making It Happen.

THE ART OF LEADING A PROJECT TEAM.

Power vs. Persuasion.

Is It a Team Yet?

Representing, Relating, and Advocating.

THE SKILLS FOR STAYING THE COURSE.

Overcoming Obstacles.

Crossing the Finish Line.

References.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2004

    A Good Read!

    Author Donna Deeprose takes you inside the process of setting up and coordinating a project. Her book, a project in itself, no doubt, is as clear and well-organized as the work plan you¿ll be able to create when you finish reading it. As befits an author in the hands-on ¿Smart Things to Know¿ series, Deeprose provides charts, tables and worksheets for designing project activities, as well as a dandy summary of key points at the end of each chapter. She addresses planning in detail and offers examples of how to organize and present your project¿s master plan. While she does not skimp on straightforward logistics, the author emphasizes complex projects, where you have to plan for multiple activities and work with a team of people handling tasks of varying intricacy. Some of the general ideas about planning might be fairly familiar and obvious, but We recommend this book for its greatest strength: a solid presentation of specific procedures.

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