Everyday Project Management (Paperback)

By Jeff Davidson

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781523085392, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

List Price: 22.95*
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Description

Everyday Project Management is a practical guide for anyone new or needing to learn more about project management. Unlike many other books, it does not rely on arcane concepts and terms, and simply tells it like it is.”
—Todd C. Williams, President of eCameron, Inc., and author of Filling Execution Gaps and Rescue the Problem Project

Everyday Project Management provides the direction you need to apply project management’s time-tested tools for keeping things on time and under budget. It introduces the wide variety of tasks you will have to tackle, including assembling a team, mapping out a plan, monitoring progress, keeping your team motivated, and using appropriate planning tools, such as project management software or wall charts. In addition, you’ll gain a clearer picture of the project manager’s role in the conception, planning, execution, control, and completion of a project.

Each chapter offers essential bite-sized nuggets of wisdom that will help you succeed, outlining the kinds of challenges you’ll encounter, the interpersonal issues that will arise, and ways to stay on time and on budget in pursuit of the desired quality outcome. You’ll learn how Gantt charts can keep your project on schedule, how the critical path method can be used to conserve resources, and how to juggle multiple projects, bosses, and reporting structures. 

Whether you are managing one project or many, this quick and easy guide to the tasks, tools, and skills of project management will carry you from project launch to project completion. Most importantly, you will learn why having a work-life balance is vital to project managers who seek long and prosperous careers.


About the Author

Jeff Davidson is a certified management consultant, award-winning author, and professional speaker. He is the holder of the trademark "The Work-Life Balance Expert." Davidson speaks to organizations and groups who seek to enhance productivity by improving the work-life balance of their people, such as IBM, Cardinal Health, Lockheed Martin, American Express, and Wells Fargo. He is the author of numerous books, including Dial It Down, Live It Up; Simpler Living; Breathing Space; and The 60 Second Self-Starter.


Praise For Everyday Project Management

Everyday Project Management is a practical guide for anyone new or needing to learn more about project management. Unlike many other books, it does not rely on arcane concepts and terms and simply tells it like it is.”
—Todd C. Williams, President, eCameron, Inc., and author of Filling Execution Gaps and Rescue the Problem Project

“Excellent first book for someone who wants to learn the ropes about project management (not study for a certification test). Conversational and easy-to-read—you’ll feel the author’s hands-on experience behind every point and tip.”
—Jeff Furman, PMP prep instructor and author of The Project Management Answer Book

“Jeff Davidson does it again. He has tackled an essential management skill often explained by others in dry, jargon-filled prose and made it quick and easy to master.”
—Dianna Booher, author of Faster, Fewer, Better Emails; Communicate like a Leader; and Creating Personal Presence

“Why waste large amounts of money and time on books that take you too deep into the complexities of project management? In Everyday Project Management, Jeff Davidson makes the content quick and easy to read and understand.”
—Carolyn Huettel, retired Project Manager, Nortel