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Author Phillips, Dwayne, 1958-

Title It sounded good when we started : a project manager's guide to working with people on projects / Dwayne Phillips, Roy O'Bryan.

Imprint Hokoken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 319 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series ITpro collection
Note Includes index.
"IEEE ; IEEE Computer Society ; Wiley-Interscience."
Contents It Sounded Good When We Started -- The Product -- The People -- The Process -- A Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name: The Project Room -- Delphi's Project Room -- Warning Signs of Trouble with the Project Room -- Using a Computer -- Off Limits -- Posting Harmful Information -- Not for Public Consumption -- Creating a Good Situation -- Devote the Needed Resources -- Make the Workplace Safe -- Public Displays -- Refreshments -- Conclusions about the Project Room -- A Charlatan in Expert's Clothing: Writing a Lie--The Proposal -- The Delphi Proposal -- Warning Signs of Trouble with Proposals -- Proposing to Win -- Writing Proposals on Weekends -- Proposing People -- "They Said They Would Do It" -- Creating a Good Situation -- Determine if this Contract is Worth Winning -- Use the Best -- Pay the Builder to Write the Proposal -- Be Realistic -- Conclusions about Proposals -- Leaving the Station Before Everyone Is on Board: Staffing-Up -- The Start of Delphi -- Warning Signs of Trouble with Staffing -- Hurrying to Catch Up -- "I've Been Helping So and So" -- "I've Been Working in Area X" -- Do Not Confuse Me with the Facts -- Creating a Good Situation -- Patience is a Virtue -- Is Everyone on Board? -- Use Your Plan -- After The Party Is Over: Letting Everyone Do Their Own Thing -- Gamma -- Warning Signs of Everyone Doing Their Own Thing -- Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? -- The Dog Ate My Plan -- Doing Something Else -- Creating a Good Situation -- Today is the First Day of the Project.
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System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Summary A commonsense guide to real-world project managementCommon sense isn't always commonly practiced. Anyone who has ever worked on a project in a technical setting knows this. Indeed, much of working with others consists of solving unexpected problems and learning from mistakes along the way. It Sounded Good When We Started: A Project Manager's Guide to Working with People on Projects is essential reading for project managers trying to understand the trials and triumphs that can arise in any project setting. The authors, both respected project managers with sixty years of experience between them, describe their own mistakes as well as the many valuable lessons they drew from them. Instead of trying to formulate these in abstract theory, Phillips and O'Bryan tell the stories surrounding a particular project, providing a more memorable, real-world, and practical set of examples. Written in a distinctly nontechnical style, this title is a general troubleshooting guide for people who work on projects with other individuals. As such, its content will prove useful in many different settings and applies to many different kinds of endeavors. Most of the stories center around problems#x96;since it's the problems we often remember more than the successes#x96;and what was learned from them. After describing a given problem, the authors analyze the issues that led to it and work towards various ways they've discovered of creating a better project environment, one where problems get solved more easily and happen less frequently.It Sounded Good When We Started offers a highly readable go-to guide for project managers, engineers, scientists, computer professionals, and anyone working on specialized, collaborative projects.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Project management.
Project management. (OCoLC)fst01078797
Business & Economics.
Management Styles & Communication.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author O'Bryan, Roy.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
IEEE Computer Society.
Other Form: Print version: Phillips, Dwayne, 1958- It sounded good when we started. Hokoken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2004 0471485861 (DLC) 2004297609 (OCoLC)53807406
ISBN 9780471723172 (electronic bk.)
0471723177 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051597667
CHBIS 010058887
CHVBK 309681766
DEBSZ 377431516

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