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Real Project Management

Real Project Management

The Skills and Capabilities You Will Need for Successful Project Delivery

Peter Taylor

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Ensure your project or programme delivers long term benefits with this in-depth look at the most pressing challenges of modern global project managers.

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About the book

Real Project Management takes an in-depth look at the challenges we face in running projects in today's complex and global environment. In this groundbreaking work, leading specialist Peter Taylor examines issues such as the complexity of projects, the virtual nature of projects, executive sponsoring, benefits management and international dilemmas integral to completing a project or programme on time and within budget.

Supported by the experiences of project managers around the world and relevant insights from a series of surveys commissioned by the author, with examples and case studies covering the strategies they are using to future-proof their projects, and tips to help you achieve and maintain success, Real Project Management will provide you with the tools you need to boost your skills portfolio and tackle head-on the challenges that projects and programmes present. These include: making effective use of new communication tools; managing projects with virtual teams; time management and how to do more with less; finding and connecting with effective project sponsors; connecting projects with business strategy; managing a multi-generational project team, and staying in control. Real Project Management is a fast-moving, practical read that will help the reader become a real project manager- and enjoy real project success.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 20: Legacy;
    • Chapter - 21: End note;
  • Section - FIVE: Tips for success;
    • Chapter - 22: Real project management tips
    • Chapter - 19: The attraction challenge;
    • Chapter - 18: Beyond today;
  • Section - FOUR: The future;
    • Chapter - 17: Opportunity and progress;
    • Chapter - 16: Language and reality;
  • Section - THREE: Multi-generations;
    • Chapter - 15: Out of control;
    • Chapter - 14: Succession planning;
    • Chapter - 13: Training and support;
    • Chapter - 12: Lessons learned;
    • Chapter - 11: Complexity of projects;
    • Chapter - 10: Strategic connection;
    • Chapter - 09: Executive sponsoring;
    • Chapter - 08: Time;
    • Chapter - 07: Virtuality;
    • Chapter - 06: Communication;
    • Chapter - 05: The real project world;
  • Section - TWO: Challenges;
    • Chapter - 04: Knowing how to keep developing;
    • Chapter - 03: The evolution of success;
    • Chapter - 02: Is everyone a project manager?;
    • Chapter - 01: History (now and then);
  • Section - ONE: Legacy;


Real Project Management is not 'shelf-ware', it is 'now-ware' -- a book which should be read NOW! Peter Taylor has captured perfectly the current mood and reality of the project and programme profession, and translated it into a fast-moving read which every project manager, from 'senior' to generation Y, should read. If you work in the project field or need to work with someone who is, read this book.
Stephen Carver, Project & Programme Management, Cranfield University School of Management

This book is great material that can be read several times serving as an important self-assessment for your professional development.
Alex Marques, PM World Journal

The author has managed to find a fresh approach to what is otherwise a fairly well trodden pathway, providing quite an interesting look at the problems and challenges that project management can face within the enterprise.
Darren Ingram, Darren Ingram Media

A great, enjoyable and informative read. A very good read with lots of input from other experts in the PM world as well as case studies and interesting data. My recommendation: Buy this book! You won't be sorry. And the readers should not be limited just to project managers. The information contained within will be helpful to PMs and PMO directors, of course. But it will also be of great value to resource managers, CIOs, CEOs and any project stakeholders or organizational resource that can learn from good project management material and principles. If you ask me, this includes just about everyone in the business world today.
Brad Egeland, Workamajig

Taylor surveys both new and experienced project managers to identify their top challenges and offer his characteristic brand of efficient and effective solutions. Between his astute observations of the past, present, and future of project management, and his genius tips for combating common management challenges, Taylor's new book gets our enthusiastic recommendation.
Emily Bonnie, Wrike.com

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749471217
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd December 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x156
  • 248 pages

About the Author

Peter Taylor is a popular keynote speaker around the world with more than 200 speaking engagements in the past three years, in over 20 countries. A member of the Project Management Institute and the Association for Project Management, he regularly runs workshops through the International Project Management Association, the Project Management Institute and many other project management communities around the world. He also acts as an independent consultant working with some of the major organizations in the world coaching executive sponsors, PMO leaders and project managers. Peter has over 25 years of experience in project management and is the author of Leading Successful PMOs and The Lazy Project Manager.

Peter Taylor

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