Results Without Authority Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You

ISBN-10: 0814417817

ISBN-13: 9780814417812

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Tom Kendrick

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It's tricky enough to spearhead a big project when you're the boss. But when you're the leader of a team of people who don't report to you, the obstacles are even greater. Results Without Authority is the definitive book for project managers looking to establish credibility and control. A ground-breaker in the field, it supplies a start-to-finish system for getting successful project results from cross-functional, outsourced, and other types of teams. The completely updated second edition includes new information on: * Agile methods and evolving project management tools * Strategies for working with virtual teams * Analytical versus "blink" decision processes * The use (and misuse) of social media in project environments * The myth of multitaskingFor project leaders lacking clear-cut authority, getting everyone on board-and keeping them there-can be a challenge. Results Without Authority is the must-have guide for getting the best results from your team.
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List price: $23.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 1/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Control of Projects
Who's in Charge?
Structure of This Book
Elements of Project Control
No One Ever Said That Projects Are Easy
Control Through Process
Project Management Processes
Quality Management
Project Infrastructure
The Project Management Office
Key Ideas for Project Processes
Control Through Influence
Appropriate Leadership Styles
Getting Through Giving
Enhancing Influence
Maintaining Relationships
Key Ideas for Influencing
Control Through Project Metrics
Desired Behaviors
Types and Uses of Project Metrics
Measurement Definition and Baselines
Potential Problems and Measurement Barriers
Key Ideas for Project Metrics
Control Begins With Project Initiation
Project Vision
Project Launch
Start-Up Workshops
Projects with Cross-Functional, Distributed, and Global Team Members
Key Ideas for Project Initiation
Building Control Through Project Planning
Plan Collaboratively
Measure Your Plan
Set a Realistic Project Baseline
Use Your Plan
Key Ideas for Project Planning
Maintaining Control During Project Execution
Deploying Status-Based Metrics
Status Collection
Informal Communication
Maintaining Relationships
Keeping Your Team Focused
Key Ideas for Project Execution
Tracking And Monitoring For Project Control
Scope and Specification Change Management
Overall Control
Formal Communication
Rewards and Recognition
Project Reviews for Lengthy Projects
Project Cancellation
Control Challenges
Key Ideas for Project Tracking and Monitoring
Enhancing Overall Control Through Project Closure
Delivering Your Results and Getting Sign-Off
Employing Retrospective Project Metrics
Administrative Closure
Celebration and Team Rewards
Capturing Lessons Learned
Key Ideas for Project Closure
Example Project Infrastructure Decisions
Selected References
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