Manage your workload, delegate effectively, motivate your staff, and get the job done with Essential Managers: Project Management. An update of one of the most popular Essential Managers titles, this book willcarry the same livery on the jacket, but will have new text and a completely modern, updated design.
Peter Hobbs is a staff development trainer specializing in project management.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is tiny, only 4” x 6” and 72 pages. Its title says it all. It’s a primer. It doesn’t go in-depth with strategies for every situation, but alerts you to everything you need to anticipate. The step-by-step breakdown of the process, from defining your goals to getting cooperation from everyone involved, to checking progress, completing/releasing/launching the work and taking a final look at the quality of your accomplishment both just before and sometime after release, are well-defined in four simple chapters: “Thinking project,” “Setting up a project,” “Managing work in progress,” and “Going live.” Equally important, this book won’t age. The tactics offered are only broad suggestions for appropriate tools without going into particular vendors, or programs, etc. that are obsolete over time. It’s not just for work. Our lives are filled with projects: planning vacation, choosing a pet, remodeling the kitchen, helping Dad downsize. If we think of all of our tasks as projects, we just may be more productive. Lauren Williams, Owner, Casual Uncluttering LLC, Woodinville, WA, USA