Items 1 - 10 Making Things Happen. Mastering Project Management. Scott Berkun. O' REILLY8. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Koln • Paris • Sebastopol. By Scott Berkun How to make things happen. Making good . Whenever I see something interesting happen, I'm filled with questions that involve this small. Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management (Theory in Practice). Home · Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Author: Scott Berkun.

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O'Reilly just kicked off some PR for the release of Making things happen with a write-up on their blog a spiffy new press release, and to. Making Things Happen. Mastering Project Management. Scott Berkun. O'REILLY ®. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Paris • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo. In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested.

Nothing makes a situation worse than basing your actions on fear, anger, or frustration.

Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management (Theory in Practice)

Rule of thumb: the less aware you are of your feelings, the more vulnerable you are to them influencing you. Evaluate the problem in relation to the project.

Is this really a problem at all? Whose problem is it?

Put things in perspective. Will any cities be leveled?

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Plagues delivered on the innocent? Help everyone frame the problem to the right emotional and intellectual scale. Ask tons of questions and get people thinking rather than reacting. Work to eliminate assumptions. Make sure you have a tangible understanding of the problem and its true impact.

Then, prioritize: emergency now! Know how long your fuse is to respond and prioritize this new issue against all existing work.

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Calm down again. Find a way to express emotions safely: scream at the sky, workout at the gym, or talk to a friend.

But do express them. Know what works for you, and use it. Then return to the problem.


The fact is that the difficulty of it does not reduce its simplicity. Leadership and management are also difficult, but their nature — making it so that things happen in a specific way towards a specific objective — is simple.

Project management might be a job, a role or an activity.

Leadership and management making things happen berkun understanding and intuitive knowledge of numerous common paradoxes, such as: The ego can be a driver for managers, who often derive great personal satisfaction from their work. The book: Making Things Happen Scott Berkun However, managers must avoid placing their own interests above those of the project and must delegate important and fun tasks, and share the rewards.

In certain situations, the most important things are a strong and clear authority, and a quick response time. The manager must have the necessary confidence and the will to take control and force certain actions.

However, the general objective must be to avoid these situations. Even though many organizations today are email-centric — notably software development companies — oral communication is still making things happen berkun, there are always meetings, negotiations, hallway discussions, and brainstorming making things happen berkun.

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No notes for slide. Book details Author: Scott Berkun Pages: O Reilly Media Language: English ISBN Description this book In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects.

Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer, and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non- technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project.

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Visibility Others can see my Clipboard.The Truth About Schedules People tend to be late. Because they primarily serve three purposes: They allow the team to engage. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere. For something like a manual, it's a really enjoyable read! Download now: Here are 16 chapters on the critical and common challenges of leading projects and managing teams, diagrams, photography, and war stories of success and failure.

Tremendously useful, though.

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