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Keeping Score: Project Management for the Pros [Kindle Edition]

Frank Ryle
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Book Description

Step inside the pages of Keeping Score: Project Management for the Pros, where the worlds of golf and project management come together in a compelling and provocative way. From a board room in New Jersey to a golf course in Cork, Ireland, you will follow a trio of characters as they attempt to integrate three different PM perspectives into one inclusive, convergent approach. Over rounds of golf and hours at the white board, they discover parallels between the step-by-step structure of project management and the hole-by-hole nature of golf. Whether you are an executive, a professional project manager or someone who occasionally manages projects, Keeping Score offers valuable lessons and clever insights that you can implement in almost any work environment.

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  • File Size: 1762 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) (October 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y2ODIO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545,896 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Look at Project Management October 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read this outstanding title, I can recommend it to anyone with a passion for process improvement and/or enhanced execution of projects. Whether you love Golf or not you will get it since the author gets it! Thanks Frank for bringing PM to the masses in such a lovely focused presentation. Readers might even improve their Golf swing while they are at it :)


Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMP
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read October 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A very informative and engrossing read, and took notes for a current project along the way. I don't play golf but found the analogy intriguing. This guy should definitely write more books, I like his style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Project Management for the Thinker December 22, 2011
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Keeping Score: Project Management for the Pros by Frank Ryle is a lively, yet deceptively prescient look at adapting a variety of management styles to the PM process. Using a narrative centered on golf - both because it offers a shared passion to the project managers and also as superb metaphor for exploration of the PM process - Ryle delivers an engaging exploration of current thinking in project management. The short book explores a variety of ways of seeing the processes, techniques and approaches to PM (and I use these terms with some trepidation as their precise meanings are an important aspect to this topic).

Ryle's book is intricately woven with a clear passion and experience with golf. However, like the game or not, this metaphor works both practically as a unique way of approaching the subject but doesn't suffer should you not have spent time playing the game. The book is subtly structured to work through an ordered approach to the facets of project management in light of a fictitious case devised by the author. The characters in the 'story' epitomise unique perspectives to the problem faced and the entire treatment pulls together both the process and the varied approaches to dealing with a project management challenge.

This uniquely approachable and appropriately concise book offers a valuable teaching experience for digital project managers in the dh community.
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More About the Author

Frank Ryle had an extensive career with Arup International as an engineer, and project manager across the globe, including in the USA, where he was responsible for setting up project management in Arup. He smelled of chocolate from 1995 to 1997 as Construction Manager, and First Production Manager for Cadbury Schweppes new confectionary factory in Russia. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (FIEI) and a PMP, and currently works as a senior trainer with the International Institute for Learning, Inc., where he has trained over 10,000 students in 22 countries across a wide range of industries, from banking, to IT to pharmaceutical.

He commutes between London, UK, and Princeton, NJ, is married with two children, and is a passionate teacher and single figure golfer.


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