Intro to Project Management
From Foreplay to ClimaxeBook - 2015
In this guide to project management, geared toward "virgins", or first-time/inexperienced project managers, author Chandra Worthington provides a simple, straightforward plan of action for success. Using clear language, Worthington offers tips on everything from effective project management to the steps involved in such an undertaking. She provides a quick sketch of the type of person who would make a good project manager, and she lists skills found in other professions that transfer well to project management. Worthington provides a six-month guide to successfully enter into project management as a project coordinator or project manager. Beginning with an overview of project management and continuing with a description of the person who would be successful in the role, Worthington then breaks down the stages of project management, using a clever dating analogy throughout. After explaining how skills from other jobs can be transitioned into project management, she offers readers the sage advice to create a portfolio highlighting their skills and successes. Worthington ends with a "Roadmap to Success" that breaks down the steps aspiring project managers should take to reach their ultimate goal: successful management of their new career. Readers will benefit greatly from Worthington's conversational writing and no-nonsense approach to what can be a difficult topic to explain. This is an excellent starting point for those who have wondered if they "have what it takes" to be successful as project managers.
Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource