The need for project management competencies among learning and development and other groups of professionals is increasing as companies adjust to new and continuing economic and global competition demands. This book offers organizations a pathway to build practical competencies in the discipline of project management using targeted processes, tools, techniques and influencing skills for the types of projects most organization employees manage. For this book, these projects are characterized as small to medium size projects that last from 1 day to 6 months with 1-10 members on the team who are not necessarily dedicated project team members.
Lou Russell, CEO of Russell Martin & Associates is an executive consultant, speaker, and author whose passion is to create growth in companies by guiding the growth of their people. She is author of six popular and practical books including Leadership Training and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management.
About This Book iii About Pfeiffer v List of Exhibits xi Preface xiii CHAPTER 1: StartWell to EndWell 1 CHAPTER 2: Define 21 CHAPTER 3: Plan 63 CHAPTER 4: Manage 97 CHAPTER 5: Review 133 CHAPTER 6: Organizational Change 151 CHAPTER 7: Organizational Project Management 171 CHAPTER 8: Insanity Is Just a Project Constraint 191 About the Author 195 Bibliography 197 Index 199