Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore and James Wood, performance improvement consultants at FranklinCovey, invite you to enter the world of “unofficial project managers.” That’s their label for anyone who has a title that says anything but “project manager,” but who spends substantial time setting up new initiatives, churning out innovative products and driving nonrecurring, nonregular work. If this applies to you, chances are you were never trained in using “Gantt charts” or making project change requests, but you must deliver them anyway. Only 8% of organizations excel in project management, and more than half of all projects are delivered late or are canceled, or fail to deliver on their promises. Through storytelling and end-of-chapter summaries, the authors make their content vivid, workable and appealing to those who would shy away from project management literature. getAbstract recommends this no-nonsense guide to front-line employees, subject matter experts, team leaders and managers seeking to enhance their project management skills.
About the Authors
The authors all work with FranklinCovey Co. where Kory Kogon is a content developer with more than 25 years of front-line business experience. Sales expert Suzette Blakemore is a regional productivity practice leader. James Wood worked in project management, software development and engineering before becoming a leadership consultant and coach.