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Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management

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Author: Kyle, Mackenzie

Brand: Wiley

Edition: 1

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  • ISBN13: 9780471642343
  • Condition: New
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Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 01-05-1998

Details: Product Description Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to ProjectManagement provides a fresh and clear approach to projectmanagement. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics ofproject management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way. Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, issuddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project that couldmake or break his career. With no project management experience,and armed only with the guidance of his eccentric menror, Martha,Will learns the hard way. As Will navigates the rough seas ofcompany politics, treacherous competition, and a project swirlingout of control, he narrowly evades many pitfalls, and masters someindispensable project management tools along the way. Against the backdrop of this personal drama, a simple, rationalapproach to project management unfolds. Will's ability to graspthese principles is the key to his survival, and could be the keyto yours. Making It Happen enables the reader to transformrisky, real-life situations into success. * Provides a simple, non-technical approach, useful to anybusiness person involved in teams or managing projects * Offers practical tools and principles that will make anyproject a success: from office moves to product roll-outs, systemsimplementations to training program delivery, and everything inbetween * Boxes, definitions, and charts highlight key points andpractical project management tips. Review "...a novelty in helping non-project managers understand what aproject is and, above all, the art and science of projectmanagement. Easy to read, it captures an approach I would recommendto anyone." -- Dr. Calin Popescu, Professor of Engineering and ProjectManagement, University of Texas at Austin "[Mackenzie Kyle has] put a proven process for planning andmanaging projects into a great read." -- Richard Pearson, Managing Director, Priority ManagementHong Kong "Making It Happen is not only an easy read, laying outthe fundamentals of organizing projects, but also brings to lifethe concepts." -- Gary Hamer, BC Gas Review "...a novelty in helping non-project managers understand what a project is and, above all, the art and science of project management. Easy to read, it captures an approach I would recommend to anyone." — Dr. Calin Popescu, Professor of Engineering and Project Management, University of Texas at Austin "[Mackenzie Kyle has] put a proven process for planning and managing projects into a great read." — Richard Pearson, Managing Director, Priority Management Hong Kong "Making It Happen is not only an easy read, laying out the fundamentals of organizing projects, but also brings to life the concepts." — Gary Hamer, BC Gas From the Publisher A godsend for every harried manager who needs to learn the ins and outs of project management...yesterday! Written in a compelling narrative form, Making It Happen follows the trials and tribulations of a middle manager who has had a career-threatening project thrust upon him, as he learns the ropes of PM, the hard way. From the Inside Flap Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management provides a fresh and clear approach to project management. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics of project management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way. Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, is suddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project that could make or break his career. With no project management experience, and armed only with the guidance of his eccentric menror, Martha, Will learns the hard way. As Will navigates the rough seas of company politics, treacherous competition, and a project swirling out of control, he narrowly evades many pitfalls, and masters some indispensable project management tools along the way. Against the backdrop of this personal drama, a simple, rational approach to project management unfolds. Will's ability to g

EAN: 9780471642343

Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English

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