© 2011, 6x9 softcover, 236 pages
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!
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.