Title:Project Management for the Technical Professional
Author:Michael Singer Dobson
Category:Project Management
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Are you an accidental manager? Then you won't be able to put this book down! For all those technical professionals who suddenly discover the skills that made them successful are not necessarily relevant to their new roles as project management practitioners, Dobson provides a useful, practical and highly readable guide.

Using references from popular films and cartoons, he provides solid information and extensive documentation - all delivered with humor and perspective. In addition to showing technical professionals how to handle the emotional challenge of management, this book also provides a glossary of key terms and concepts, along with a handbook for dealing with the unique challenge of managing "Generation X" professionals.

Table of Contents

I. On the Threshold of Advancement
II. Knowing Thyself
III. Payoffs and Prices
IV. Management: It's Not Just a Job; It's a Career Change
V. The Mission of Management
VI. Communications and Leadership
VII. Management and Supervisory Skills
VIII. Alphabet Soup (Or Management Initiatives for Quality)
IX. TechnoCulture
X. Teams and Structure
XI. Power and People Issues
XII. Managing the Unofficial Organization
XIII. Technical Project Management Issues
XIV. Organizational and Customer Issues in Technology Project Management
Publisher:Project Management Institute
Date Published:2001
PMI Product ID:00100013401
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