Guerrilla Project Management - Kenneth Hanley
Guerrilla Project Management - Kenneth Hanley

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© 2011, 6x9 softcover, 236 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-294-0
Product Code B940
By Kenneth T. Hanley

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A Fast, Flexible Approach to Managing Any Project — Right Here, Right Now!

To manage effectively in today’s complex project environment, you need a framework of project management (PM) competencies, processes, and tools that can be put to use immediately and that flexes and scales to meet the needs of any project.

In Guerrilla Project Management, Ken Hanley emphasizes key project management competencies, including managing stakeholders effectively, assessing risk accurately, and getting agreement on the objective measures of project success. Focusing on these and other competencies as well as effective PM processes and tools, Hanley presents an alternative approach to project management that is light, fast, and flexible — and adapts readily to the many changes every project manager faces.

Offering tips and techniques on topics ranging from communication and reporting practices to risk mitigation, this practical book is organized to allow readers to work through all aspects of a project or quickly find answers to specific problems.

This is the go-to guide for today’s nimble project manager!


Part I: The Guts of a Great Project Manager • A Willingness to Learn from the Past • A Need to Know Why • A Willingness to Ask for Help • Taking Dead Aim at Outrageous Optimism • Speaking Up Clearly, Early, and Often • Always Starting With the End in Mind • …But Never Starting from an End Date • Part II: Planning to Manage • Sponsor: More of a Verb than a Noun • The Indispensable Three Key Questions: Done, Won, and Who? • Using the Project Priority Triangle Effectively • Managing Stakeholders’ Expectations Deliberately, Explicitly, and Effectively • Drop Dead Date (3D) Scheduling • Measuring All the Way Through • Estimating (Better) • Project Risk: The Broad Strokes • Step 1: Risk Identification • Step 2: Risk Categorization and Scheduling • Step 3: Risk Mitigation • Steps 4, 5, and 6: Risk Management, Reporting, and Closeout • Setting Checkpoints and Off-Ramps • Part 3: Managing to the Plan • Change Impact Management: Change Is Never Free • Useful, Relevant, Readable Reporting • Putting It All Together: Single-Page Reporting and the GPS • Reading This Kind of Project Reporting

About the Author

Kenneth T. Hanley, M.Eng. (Project Management), is the principal of KTH Program and Project Management, Inc. He specializes in managing large and complex programs and projects; helping clients organize strategic project portfolios; coaching project managers and executives in effective management practices; and establishing and managing program management offices. Ken also teaches effective leadership, organization, and project management in graduate management and engineering programs at universities throughout North America.

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