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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Gradient Press (July 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615512607
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615512600
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,779,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rick Valerga has been a speaker at local and regional project management events and has been featured in the Project Management Podcast. He has accumulated broad experience managing and sponsoring projects in the public and private sectors. Rick is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) and graduated with engineering degrees from Annapolis and Stanford.

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Format: Paperback
Projectegrity: Using Integrity to Make Your Project Great is Rick Valerga's latest book. I met Rick when he was speaking about Project Leadership at a dinner meeting of PMI Wine Country Chapter. I also had the pleasure to attend one of Rick's seminars about Project Leadership.

What does it take to make projects successful? Well, most literature that I came across, focuses on tools and techniques. But they are all missing the most important component of successful projects: people. This is exactly where Rick's book Projectegrity comes in.

Rick walks the reader through five core ingredients of successful projects:

- Ownership
- The Big Picture
- Expectation Management
- Alignment
- Engagement

Rick uses real life examples, analyzes behavior patters and concludes how they influenced project success. Success and failure. This becomes clear already in the introduction, where Rick uses the example of mountaineer Ed Viesturs and his motto "Reaching the summit is optional. Getting down is mandatory.".

Refreshing is the fact that Rick recognizes in his book that project success is not only the work of a good project manager. Each team member's contribution is important to success. No matter which role you have within a project. Rick's examples make it easy to understand how everybody can contribute to a better project outcome.

There is one thing in the book that I disagree with. It's the following statement in the introduction: "This book is a four-hour read, maximum.". First, it took me a bit longer than four hours. Second, once finished, you will most likely read some parts a second time.

Overall, Projectegrity is an easy read, and a recommendation to any project contributor who strives for success.
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Projectegrity is a good book for both new project managers and experienced project managers. It is quite obvious while reading the first chapter that the author has been there and done that. What the author has done is provide the reader the benefit of his vast experience. I asked an experienced project manager who used to work for me some questions of items covered in the book and had no clue of what I was talking about. The book is an easy read and should be read by all project managers.
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Projectegrity elicited me to reflect on what it is that motivates hard work. It is not a new software tool nor a PMI process, it provides a fresh perspective of the humanity of projects. As I read, I immediately compared my project communication to Rick's leadership principles. I found myself redesigning my strategy to grow as a leader and more critically plan my approach as I am about to grow a new dispersed team. Practices I have learned from Rick have already helped me align my current team with all the stakeholders in my project. I have gained trust by illustrating strong ownership and effectively encouraged others to take initiative by following projectegrity.
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