The Project Manager's Pocket Survival Guide

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James P. Lewis, «The Project Manager's Pocket Survival Guide»
McGraw-Hill | ISBN 0071416218 | 1 edition (July 21, 2003) | PDF | 1,3 Mb | 160 pages

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Book Description

Troubleshooting tips and techniques for keeping projects and management careers on track

Bestselling author James P. Lewis has become today's number one authority on the rules of project management in virtually any industry or environment. Now, in The Project Manager's Pocket Survival Guide, Dr. Lewis focuses on areas that are often the largest stumbling blocks to project managers both new and experienced, and provides the practical skills and hidden keys necessary for completing projects on time and within budget.

Providing numerous case studies of project management successes and failures in the field, this no-nonsense book explains how to maintain project consistency and success in today's environment of fast change and even faster innovation. Managers will obtain new tools and insights for:

* Understanding the politics of projects
* Running a successful, results-driven meeting
* Managing effectively in the project environment

Book Info
Guide provides tips for project managers on effectively handling politics, personalities, motivation, teamwork, and leadership. Written in an easy-to-read format. Softcover.

From the Back Cover

Priceless tips on how to keep your projects and your career on track from today's #1 expert on effective project management

In today's hyper-competitive business environment, where faster, cheaper, better is the mantra, and your reputation (and job security) is only as sound as the last project you managed, it isn't enough to be a competent PM, you need to be a great one. Now this book shows you how.

An engineer with a PhD in psychology, Jim Lewis spent 15 years as a project manager in high-tech industries and another 22 years as a world-class PM coach and trainer. In Project Manager's Survival Guide he goes beyond the metrics, planning diagrams and scheduling formats found in most books on the subject to share hard-won lessons about such nitty-gritty realities of project management as politics, personalities, motivation, teamwork, and leadership. From basic survival tips like: "Manage Expectations," "Never accept verbal change requests," and "Assume that you have the authority until told otherwise," to priceless pointers on how to be an effective leader and how to keep your career on track, Jim arms experienced and novice PMs alike with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a great project manager in any industry and any business environment.

About the Author
James P. Lewis, Ph.D. (Vinton, VA) is the founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc., a association providing project management and behaviorial consulting and training. Dr. Lewis has more than 20 years of project management experience and has trained more than 20,000 supervisors and managers around the world.