‘Being a Project Manager’ is a unique endeavor in the realm of project management that focuses on being a better project manager.
Project Management rests on three distinct pillars: planning, control and communication. These are the building blocks of the profession, and every single project, regardless of type of industry or specialization, depends on them.
All projects pose ongoing challenges. This is the case not only in our professional lives, but in our private lives, too. We are often required to manage all sorts of projects—small ones as well as large ones. Most of these projects tend to deviate—sometimes significantly so—from the planned budget, schedule, content and even goals. Some are canceled before bearing fruit; others simply fail outright.
So if you’re looking for a different approach to improving your project management skills, you’ve come to the right place!
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Being a Project Manager is a different kind of book about project management that focuses on essentials and practice. It clearly draws the path one must walk as a project manager.
The book is suitable for managing any project of any size, subject and content since it refers to the foundations of project management—planning, control and communication—rather than a specific methodology or expertise. Moreover, the book offers appropriate methods and tools for proper project management that are easy to implement.
This is NOT a Cook Book!
The bread on the cover represents the project’s end product, which is the combination of all its ingredients: flour is the basis; yeast is the means for leavening the dough and turning it into bread and water is the glue that bonds all the ingredients. The same applies in a project: planning is its basis; control provides the means needed to achieve the project’s objectives and communication bonds all the project’s stakeholders and expresses the project’s management tone and pace.
Bread without flour is not bread, just as a project without planning is not a project. Yeast-free bread is a flat cracker, just as a project without control is an effort going everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Bread without water is nothing but shapeless powder, just as a project without communication is simply a collection of individuals who aspire to reach a common goal but have nothing that links between them. Therefore, planning, control and communication are the indispensable ingredients needed to create the final product in the project effort.
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The Project Compass Document including: Requirements and Priorities List, Stakeholder Interest and Influence Map, Project Life Cycle Table, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Budget Estimates, Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS), Roles and Responsibility Matrix, Project Communication Plan, Gantt Chart in Excel, Preliminary Risks List.
Project Approval Presentation, Project Kickoff Presentation, Project Work Plan (with special indicators), Risk Management Plan, Risk Contingency Plan, Project Baseline Approval Presentation, Project Manager’s Board, Project Log, Give & Get Report, Milestone Trend Analysis Report, Project Deliverables Report, Change Management Log, Change Request Review From, Project Goals Presentation, After Action Review From, Lesson Learned Report, Periodic Status Report, Periodic Status Report Presentation, Meeting Minutes Report, Project Summary Presentation, Upcoming Tasks by Priority.
The PMZONE Simulation Board Game Workshop is a game-based workshop aimed to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts of project management and its main challenges, in a unique, fun, innovative way. The game participants – experienced or beginning project managers and project team members, will grapple with common dilemmas from a project manager’s […]