Summary of Effective Project Management

Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme

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Effective Project Management book summary
A hefty introduction to “traditional, adaptive and extreme” project management: Which approach is best for your project?


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This is a substantial, substantive overview of project management. Students could use Robert Wysocki’s book as the text for a survey course about various professional approaches to project management. It even includes problems, chapter-by-chapter “learning objectives” and case studies. However, professionals will find solid, useful content, as well. Wysocki brings a lot to the table: voluminous information, insights from his decades of experience and clear personal judgments about the various methods he covers. getAbstract recommends this authoritative text to project management practitioners, trainees and students.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “Adaptive Project Framework” differs from “Traditional Project Management”;
  • When to use “Extreme Project Management”;
  • How the “critical chain” and the “critical path” methods differ; and
  • What a “project support office” can accomplish.


Project Definitions and Defining the Project
Whenever you design a product, build a warehouse or lead a sequenced activity of connected events, you are engaged in a project. Project managers have developed various approaches to their work, including “Traditional Project Management” (TPM...
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About the Authors

Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., has been a project management consultant and trainer for more than 40 years.

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