Project management : how to plan and manage successful by Joan Knutson

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Bitz, Ira. publisher : AMACOM Books isbn10 | asin : 0814450431 print isbn13 : 9780814450437 ebook isbn13 : 9780585025919 language : English subject Industrial project management. 4/04 subject : Industrial project management. PROJECT MANAGEMENT How to Plan and Manage Successful Projects Joan Knutson and Ira Bitz Linda S. D. Technical Editor amacom American Management Association This book is available at a special discount when ordered in bulk quantities. For information, contact Special Sales Department, AMACOM, a division of American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-7606.

Characteristics of Work Using Project Management The word project is a buzzword. The tendency is to use it very loosely. People refer to the jobs they have been assigned to perform as projects. The secretary refers to cleaning out a file cabinet and disposing of old, outdated material as a project. The youth refers to cleaning up his or her room as a project. A spouse refers to wallpapering the bedroom as a project. These assignments, howeverand others like themlack the characteristics that lend themselves to the application of the discipline of project management.

If you become apathetic, your team will become apathetic too. You don't have to share negative developments with the team. If it does not affect a team member's ability to perform the job successfully, keep the downside to yourself. That is part of your leadership role. Also, if you are not a rah-rah leader, don't pretend. You can still impart a sense of professionalism and urgency without it. However, you might want to find someone on the team to be the cheerleader for youthe person who sets up the milestone party or the Friday beer bust.

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