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1732378916
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9781732378919
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Project Team Leadership and Communication

Project Team Leadership and Communication

by Samuel A Malachowsky

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Overview

This is a business application/textbook designed for students and business professionals who are entering into their first project leadership role. Chapters cover the basics of leadership, team dynamics, project fundamentals/management, project communication, some common pitfalls to avoid, and a practical discussion of up-and-coming Agile methods.


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ISBN-13: 9781732378919
Publisher: Lintwood Press
Publication date: 05/20/2018
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Samuel A. Malachowsky is a certified career Project Manager (PMP) who currently teaches in the Software Engineering Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His passion lies in connecting the abstract and technical with the practical-by teaching project values, leadership, and personal professional development. His articles, along with more information about the ideas presented in his boos, are available at TeachingSE.com. He currently resides in Rochester, NY with his wife and children.
Additionally, Samuel is available for consultation and on-site training for the areas covered in this book by emailing info@TeachingSE.com.

Table of Contents

About This Book


  1. Understanding Leadership
    • The Leader’s Title
    • Leadership Styles
    • Influence
    • Motivators
    • Matching Leadership with Culture
    • Who We Lead
    • The Discipline of Project Management
    • Chapter Tool: Who We Are as Leaders
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises
    • Notes


  2. Project Fundamentals
    • What is a Project?
    • The Project Environment
    • Values, Needs, and Process
    • Quality and The Project Triangle
    • Defining Project Outcomes: A Layered Approach
    • The Project’s Early Stages
    • Chapter Tool: Planning Project Quality
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises


  3. Prioritization: The Core of Project Leadership
    • Why is Prioritization So Essential?
    • Estimation Methods
    • Estimates vs. Commitments
    • Accuracy and Precision
    • Project Scheduling
    • Project Tracking
    • Risk Management
    • Chapter Tool: Prioritizing Stakeholders
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises
    • Notes


  4. Team Structure and Development
    • What Makes a Team Successful?
    • Team Structure
    • Team Development
    • Needs and the Team
    • Building Trust
    • Managing Conflict
    • Achieving Commitment
    • Embracing Accountability
    • Focusing on Results
    • Chapter Tool: Evaluating Your Team’s Maturity
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises
    • Notes


  5. Communication and Expectation Management
    • The Importance of Project Communication
    • Basic Communication Concepts
    • Push/Pull Communication: A Hybrid Approach
    • Communications within the Team: Meeting Success
    • Ethics in Communication
    • Communicating with Metrics and Reports
    • Stakeholder Expectation Management
    • Chapter Tool: The Quad Chart
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises
    • Notes


  6. Pitfalls to Identify and Avoid
    • Team Pitfalls
    • Process and Product Pitfalls
    • Chapter Tool: Pitfall “Hot Spots”
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises
    • Notes


  7. (Appendix) Agile: The Future of Projects?
    • The History of Agile
    • Why Agile is Important
    • Agile: A Group of Defined Processes
    • Agile: A Set of Practices and Tools
    • Agile: A Defined Set of Core Values and Principles
    • Implementation in Your Organization
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • Key Terms
    • Review Questions
    • Exercises
    • Notes




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