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lunes, 31 de enero de 2011

How to Manage Projects Effectively

It’s good advice, but it’s nothing new. You’ve probably known from the beginning that being able to do all these things well is a crucial part of being a great project manager. It’s pretty obvious that you’re not going to land a job as a project manager or improve your ability to deliver successful projects unless you can do these things.


Too Much Theory Makes Jack a Dull Boy

Far too much of what you see about how to manage projects effectively is abstract. I’m guilty of putting abstract information out there, especially when it’s a short blog post as the medium. We talk about leadership, thinking ahead, managing your project baseline – all useful concepts, but you can’t point to them. You can’t hold out your hand and say, “Give me some leadership.” As a result, it’s hard to wrap your mind around what those things actually mean.
I’d like to change that. Over the past eight months, I’ve been working hard on a series of real-world, in the trenches video courses you can take online, from anywhere in the world.
Every month, I am producing new courses that flow in a logical progression through the life-cycle of a project. I’m talking about waterfall and agile, kanban and critical chain. I want to make you into a Swiss Army knife of common-sense project management you can use in just about any environment, from small-scale non-technical projects to highly technical aerospace and defense programs.


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