Dietmar W. Sokowski describes the organization and content of Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope: A Framework for Strategizing and Defining Project Objectives and Deliverables, which emphasizes a critical-thinking approach to integration and scope management to develop a conceptual understanding of the principles of project management.
Jihane Roudias, the author of Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince 2, and Scrum: Using Essential Project Management Methods to Deliver Effective and Efficient Projects, offers the definition of a project, discusses project characteristics, phases, life cycles, approaches to project management, and the role of the project manager.
Randal Wilson introduces his book, Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes: Proven Methods to Meet Organizational Goals, which gives managers powerful insights and tools for structuring and managing any project based on business strategy and how that project will be used.
Learn why possession of competent interpersonal skills increasingly plays a major role in deciding who is hired, who is retained, and who is promoted in this chapter from The Truth About Managing People: Proven Insights to Get the Best from Your Team, 4th Edition .
For those of you in the United States I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and that you had plenty of time to spend enjoying your loved ones. We spent the week in Phoenix where we enjoyed time with terrific family and friends. I planned on doing my newsletter over the holiday but had too much fun doing little things with my wife and kids. Precious times indeed.
The United States and the rest of the world has been watching the Presidential election with a wide range of emotions including fear, excitement, uncertainty, angst, and wonder. History was made with the election of Barack Obama. Many were elated, many were disappointed. Regardless of political affiliation, my faith tells me to respect the authority of our leaders and to pray for them. President-elect Obama has many challenges facing him and he deserves our respect as leader and commander in chief.
I hope that during these times you are keeping your head above water and keeping good balance in your work and personal life. It’s going to be a busy couple of months for me between writing, speaking engagements, and consulting aside from my important role as a husband, father and friend. I talk a lot about keeping work/life balance not only for you but also as a reminder for me. Heaven knows I need it!
It's happened to many of us. We go through a first interview thinking we've nailed it but the phone doesn't ring for a second interview. Sometimes it's due to poor job fit, but at other times there's something we've done which leaves a bad taste in the prospective employer's mouth. Watch for these problem areas and increase the likelihood of a call-back...