Project Management for Non-Project Managers

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Can anyone be a project manager? In the modern workplace, you’ll probably need to be. Everyone handles some of the duties and responsibilities that project management encompasses, like planning, organization, delegation, and communication. This book will help you learn to lead a team with a primer on:

  1. two basic project methodologies (waterfall and agile) and
  2. the enduring traits of a successful project manager — whether the title’s in your job description or not!
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you should read this ebook if...

  • You work on (or informally lead) projects as a member of a team
  • You want to improve your communication and general leadership skills
  • You're interested in basic project methodologies and want to learn when you should use one over the other

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Managing a project takes emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and a mindset that’s organized but adaptable. You need impeccable communication to get across a project’s expectations and structure. These will vary based on your project methodology. A waterfall framework is linear and sequential, with extensive pre-planning and documentation, and little room for deviation. Agile moves quickly and collaboratively, with small teams led by scrum masters, and limited ability to scale. Most teams will need a combination of both project management structures.

Can anyone be a project manager? In the modern workplace, you’ll probably need to be. Everyone handles some of the duties and responsibilities that project management encompasses, like planning, organization, delegation, and communication. This book will help you learn to lead a team with a primer on:

  1. two basic project methodologies (waterfall and agile) and
  2. the enduring traits of a successful project manager — whether the title’s in your job description or not!
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What we loved:

This skimmable, scannable free ebook on what it takes to be a project manager got to the point quickly and didn't go deep into theory

What we didn't love:

We wish this free ebook had a bit more in the way of get-your-hands-dirty actionable elements to help the non-project managers adopt some of the traits of the best project managers.

Summary:

Project management isn't just the latest buzzword trend. It's a real need for companies everywhere. This quick and dirty guide will give you a high-level overview of how the best project managers approach the projects they deal with.

After reading it, you'll have a solid understanding of when (and how) to use a few of the most popular project methodologies like waterfall and agile. You'll also get a look into what makes great project managers great (it's more than the organizational skills) and what the future holds for project management.

Shockingly, there wasn’t a table of contents, although there were some navigational elements that made it easy to interact with. We wish the section on what makes a great project manager had some tips straight from expert project managers and overall we would have liked to have seen some project management templates and worksheets for all the non-project managers among us. 

Still, this free ebook is such an easy read, there's no reason not to at least give it a skim.


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