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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Hamilton & Cole Publishers Inc; First edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615190073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615190075
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #990,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the most comprehensive compilation I've ever seen as it relates to project management. It truly is GOLD! I'm a fast reader, yet I moved slowly through this book and feel like I need to go back and read it again and again. So much GREAT stuff here! Loved the excellent real world examples. You write directly to the heart of the opportunities & challenges of project management and leadership. Many times I found myself thinking, wow, I can use this same concept today in my job! --Kimberly Friedman, Microsoft Corporation

I had to read every word!!! This is such a huge need, I have already promised to several people. Congratulations! --Gwyn Myers, Managing Director, Transition Partners

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I didn't want to put it down because I was so engaged in what I was reading. Your practical, helpful advice and numerous real life references highlight your wealth of experience. I would recommend your book particularly to experienced managers and anyone who wants to move up a notch towards excellence as a PM. --Diana Skiba, PMP, President. D & R Consulting Group Ltd.

I had to read every word!!! This is such a huge need, I have already promised to several people. Congratulations! --Gwyn Myers, Managing Director, Transition Partners

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I didn't want to put it down because I was so engaged in what I was reading. Your practical, helpful advice and numerous real life references highlight your wealth of experience. I would recommend your book particularly to experienced managers and anyone who wants to move up a notch towards excellence as a PM. --Diana Skiba, PMP, President. D & R Consulting Group Ltd.

I had to read every word!!! This is such a huge need, I have already promised to several people. Congratulations! --Gwyn Myers, Managing Director, Transition Partners

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I didn't want to put it down because I was so engaged in what I was reading. Your practical, helpful advice and numerous real life references highlight your wealth of experience. I would recommend your book particularly to experienced managers and anyone who wants to move up a notch towards excellence as a PM. --Diana Skiba, PMP, President. D & R Consulting Group Ltd.

About the Author

Barbara Pratt is a talented, respected trainer, author, speaker, problem-solver, workshop facilitator and company founder. With more than 25 years experience helping Fortune 1000 companies achieve multi-million dollar project results, she has proven herself to be a skilled in the trenches troubleshooter. Barb s clients will tell you she: Finds the quickest, most effective way out of any project challenge or team conflict. Turns complex concepts and challenges into simple, realistic, easy-to-implement action steps. Is easy to get along with, easy to talk to and non-threatening. Is a great listener who can quickly assess what s really going on. Speaks the language of both corporate executives and project managers to help bridge the communication gap. Doesn t create political problems she solves them. Is organized, thorough and comprehensive. Builds relationships, respect and trust with sincere warmth, playfulness and compassion. Produces big results and measurable return on investment

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timothy J. Cole on June 12, 2009
Excellent advice and should be required reading for anyone in project management. In the Summer of 2007, I inherited a job requiring the management of 33 young engineers and a $24M budget. Our team had 9 months to manufacture, test and qualify for spaceflight over 45 unique, one-of-a-kind astronaut tools. This book was a great asset in developing the skills necessary to complete this massive undertaking. Our team delivered all of the tools to the Atlantis astronauts on-time and within budget. The tools were instrumental in repairing the Hubble Space Telescope during the extremely-successful STS-125 shutttle mission that just concluded.
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Here is my official testimonial for Own the Forest, Delegate the Trees:
> "This book is the ultimate guide for Project Managers and for aspirants
who desire to excel-a true blueprint for success."
>
> CMDR R.R. Meardy, US Navy, Retired

> =>Really good, enjoyed reading it
> =>Usually people find things out through experience, they don't have
> this first hand knowledge to begin with =>I particularly like the
> "world class" comments, strategies. They're big thinking =>Shows PMs
> how to stay above the fray =>It's Big Picture Practical; Very helpful
> success strategies =>Professional help; doesn't pull punches about
> what to do, very straight forward =>I like this for Project Managers
> to not just about their job but looking ahead, looking at the big
> picture =>You can easily go to different sections, sections you want
> to learn about, read about at any given time =>It's about Leadership
> & Delegating. It's like reading a life story.
> Different situations, delegating jobs, getting things done - covers
> the gambit small to large, large to small =>People who have been PM's
> need something like this.a blueprint for how to do it successfully.
> Any PM who wants to do their job better, then this is the text for them.
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By EC Bomhard on June 17, 2008
Ms. Pratt - I have begun to read Own the Forest, Delegate the Trees and am discovering how much I have to learn about Project Management. Here's what I love so far:

The conversational tone........I felt I was talking to you in person!
The candid truth telling......the real story about relationships that we must navigate
The organization of the material makes it so easy to absorb
The graphics!!!
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By Amber Grady on June 16, 2008
Excellently done. The tone of book is exceptional, conversational and clear. The stories are great - short, concise and to the point. There's a little teeny kick in the pants here and there.

You'll see from the big picture all the way down to the details. Chapters, pages and paragraphs are well defined so it's easy to find what you want and need, when you want and need it. The book ends with summaries that are succinct and ready to be used.

This whole book has a Barack Obama and an Eckhart Tolle feel to it. Wow! Well done!
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