The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects!

The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects!

by Michael Greer

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Overview

The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects! by Michael Greer

(Please check out the 8-minute overview video on my Channel on YouTube: greerspm -- Video Title: "Overview: The Project Management Minimalist, 2nd Edition")

This e-book is a gentle introduction to project management, including "nuts & bolts" planning tools, inspirational team Challenges, and suggested "best practices" to help project managers maintain their energy, focus on priorities, and manage their own time.

My purpose here is to cut through the jungle of broad PM theory and sometimes-arcane PM practices and help you acquire "just enough" PM discipline to get good results in your projects – without heaping on a bunch of burdensome PM stuff that can bury your projects in administrivia and smother the joy out of them."

Main sections include:

* Quick Start Checklist: The Absolute Least You Can Do!
(Your single-page PM guide. Maybe all the PM you need!)

* 10 Steps to Project Success, including (for each step):
-- Overview – An introduction to what's going on in the Step.
-- Results – The end product of the Step.
-- Process – The specific actions to take to complete the Step.
-- The Minimalist Squeeze [*]– How to "squeeze" this step down until it's as lean & simple as possible.
-- Tool, Worksheet, Guidelines, Samples, etc. – Something you can use to help you complete the step and get top-quality results.

* 10 Sets of Challenges to Inspire Teams, including (for each Challenge):
-- Quotations, war stories, examples, and a little philosophy that can inspire project managers and project team members.
-- Reflections for you to think about... as project manager or project leader.
-- Team Challenges – Questions and suggestions to challenge your teams to stretch and grow.
-- Project Manager Challenges – Specific actions you can take as project manager or team leader.
-- Learn More... – Books and audio references (with links) that can help you learn more about the topic of each particular set of Challenges.

* Taking Care Of Yourself: Managing Your Priorities, Time, & Energy -- 14 specific "best practices" that will help you, as project manager, keep your edge and stay on top of things! Organized into these sub-sections:
-- Back To Basics: Manage Your Energy
-- Leverage Your Signature Strengths
-- Manage Your Time
-- Understand And Manage Your Stress

* Additional references and info, include:
-- PM Minimalist Values: A Framework for Rethinking PM
-- PM Minimalist Values Explained
-- The PM Minimalist Integration Guide: Adopting Project Management Minimalism in Your Organization
-- Hundreds of live links (just click and go!) to valuable online project management resources, including free video and audio resources that are custom-made to support PM Minimalism.

I hope you like it!
-- Michael Greer, author, The Project Management Minimalist 2nd Edition

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012618474
Publisher: Michael Greer
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

For nearly three decades, I've been helping new project managers become more effective. Through my books, articles, workshops, websites, and public speaking appearances, I've tried to demystify the field of project management (PM) and make it accessible to new and part-time project managers. My step-by-step PM texts have been adopted by many universities and are used in many businesses and public sector organizations.

For many years, I managed teams of contractors as they worked side-by-side with new product developers to create training and performance improvement systems for major corporations such as Xerox, Epson America, and Apple Computer. The projects I planned and coordinated were as simple as a single resource working for three weeks and as complicated as 60 people working for more than a year and a half. Deliverables ranged from straightforward documentation to transcontinental satellite broadcasts incorporating pre-produced video sequences, live executive speakers, and real-time competition among problem-solving teams located all over North America.

In recent years I've focused on providing workshops and consulting support for organizations who need to improve their PM processes, as well as on the publication of print and media materials to support PM. See my website for free articles, links to my YouTube videos, and info about my custom, on-site PM workshops.

If you have comments or suggestions related to this book, I'd love to hear from you!

Michael Greer
* email: pm.
* Phone (24-hour voicemail): (530) 688-6613
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