97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 13 օգս, 2009 թ. - 252 էջ
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If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more.

While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration.

Among the 97 practical tips:

  • "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira
  • "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht
  • "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting
  • "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect
  • "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks
  • "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant
  • "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova
 

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The Importance of the Project Scope Statement
102
Align Vision and Expected Outcome
104
Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore
106
Avoiding Contract Disputes
108
You Get What You Measure
110
Dont Fall into the Not Invented Here Syndrome
112
Favor the Now Over the Soon
114
Speed Is Life More Is Better
116

You Arent Special
18
Scrolling Through Time
20
Save Money on Your Issues
22
How to Spot a Good IT Developer
24
Skilled Versus Average
26
Size Matters
28
Document Your Process Then Make Sure It Is Followed
30
Go Ahead Throw That Practice Out
32
An Oxymoron
34
Success Is Always Measured in Business Value
36
Dont Skip Vacations for the Project
38
Provide Regular Time to Focus
40
Project Management Is Problem Management
42
A Man Named Tim
44
Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain
46
Managing Human Factors in IT Project Management
48
Use a Wiki
50
The Missing Link
52
Estimate Estimate Estimate
54
Developers UnitePMOs Are Advancing
56
Value Results Not Just Effort
58
Software Failure Is Organizational Failure
60
A Voice from the Other Side
62
Keep Your Perspective
64
How Do You Define Finished?
66
The 6060 Rule
68
We Have Met the Enemyand He Is Us
70
Work in Cycles
72
To Thine Own Self Be True
74
Meetings Dont Write Code
76
Chart a Course for Change
78
Shared Vision
80
Planning for Reality
82
The Fallacy of Perfect Execution
84
Introduce a More Agile Communication System
86
Dont Worship a Methodology
88
Dont Throw Spreadsheets at People Issues
90
One Deliverable One Person
92
The Fallacy of Perfect Knowledge
94
Build Teams to Run Marathons Not Sprints
96
The Holy Trinity of Project Management
98
What Have We Done for You Lately?
100
Building the Morale on Your Team
118
A Project Depends on Teamwork
120
Serve Your Team
122
The Fallacy of the Big Round Ball
124
Responding to a Crisis
126
Know Your Integration Points
128
Aggressively Promote Communication in Distributed Projects
130
Start with the End in Mind
132
Clear Terms Long Friendship
134
Those Who Do the Work
136
Communicating Is Key
138
A Project Is the Pursuit of a Solution
140
Its the People Stupid
142
Documents Are a Means Not an End
144
Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?
146
Scope Change Happens Get Used to It
148
Buying ReadyMade Software
150
Project SponsorsGood Bad and Ugly
152
Should You UnderPromise or OverDeliver?
154
Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator
156
Important but Not Urgent
158
Teach the Process
160
The Fallacy of Status
162
What Do They Want to Hear Anyway?
164
Recognize the Value of Team Morale
166
Engage Stakeholders All Through Project Life
168
The Value of Planning
170
Dont Always Be The Messenger
172
Effectively Manage the Deliverables
174
We Are Project Managers Not Superheroes
176
Hold Frequent Instant Meetings
178
Flexibility Simplifies Project Management
180
The Web Points the Way for Now
182
Developers Hate Status Reports Managers Love Them
184
You Are Not in Control
186
Share the Vision
188
True Success Comes with a Supporting Organization
190
Establish Project Management Governance
192
97 Reasons I Hate Your Website
194
Contributors
196
Index
218
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