- 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)
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Projectegrity Paperback – July 30, 2011
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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:
- The Big Picture
- Expectation Management
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.