Managing Projects in the Real World

The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start

Authors: McBride, Melanie

  • Managing Projects in the Real World provides clear and actionable advice to project managers for recognizing, anticipating, and overcoming challenges associated with the human component of leading others.

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Managing Projects in the Real World provides clear and actionable advice to project managers for recognizing, anticipating, and overcoming challenges associated with the human component of leading others. The mechanics of project management are rational and straightforward to learn. The art of project management is irrational and complex to learn.

Project managers need to develop a repertoire of soft skills that are typically hard for them, since they rose through the ranks to that position by virtue of superior reasoning skills. But if a project manager cannot adjudicate the clash of personalities, finesse the friction between assigned and preferred roles, steer clear of hidden hazards, and diplomatically resolve overlapping assertions of competing authority—that project manager is in a world of trouble.

From the human perils of project management, nobody is better qualified to rescue beleaguered project managers than Melanie McBride—veteran PM and author of the Intel blog, The Accidental Profession. She sheds light on those dark, dusty places that fall between the cracks of theory and best practice out in the real world where irate colleagues, unrealistic product launch dates, and virtual meetings reign supreme and run amok. In this book you’ll find targeted discussions and specific techniques to empower you to meet the challenges that project managers face every day. The book is structured into project phases to help any project manager on any kind of project jump right to the tried and true solution for the challenge at hand.

About the authors

Melanie McBride, PMP, is a Technical Project Manager at Intel Corporation. With over 15 years’ experience managing projects in the semiconductor industry, she has worked variously as product development project manager, operations project manager, and vendor development manager. McBride is a recognized subject matter expert at Intel, where she writes a weekly blog on project management best practices. She speaks regularly at such professional conferences as PMI’s Global Congress. She holds an MS in physics from Texas Tech University.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Projects in the Real World
Book Subtitle
The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Melanie McBride
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6512-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6512-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6511-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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