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The Nehemiah Effect: Ancient Wisdom from the World's First Agile Projects [Kindle Edition]

Ted Kallman , Andrew Kallman
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Book Description

The rapid convergence of technological and knowledge growth is resulting in disruptive change unlike any in human history. So why go back 2,500 years for a business leadership and project management model?

According to today’s experts, Nehemiah’s building the 4.5-mile wall around Jerusalem in 445 BC should have taken years with a huge labor force. But he accomplished it with 150 leaders and an enormous volunteer team in 52 days. His book is a roadmap on how to accomplish seemingly impossible goals using a Business Agile framework.

The Nehemiah Effect combines new mindsets, methodologies, and technologies with proven, ancient wisdom to deliver surprising results for today’s business leaders and project managers.


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  • File Size: 3009 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Association of Christian Businesses (May 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDPD6VC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Agile Approach to Managiing Projects May 19, 2014
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Ted and Andrew’s book is all about their "Agile Manifesto,” which they call the Unified Vision Framework (UVF), a methodology that provides a clear and effective response to those who doubt that agile is a legitimate method for managing projects efficiently. I was not convinced that the Agile approach could be applied to managing projects, other than short-term IT projects, that is until I saw a presentation of their UVF methodology they gave in a PMI Chapter meeting After that presentation I decided to read their book – it made me a convert and true believer in their UVF methodology.
UVF is a 4D model that, in the authors’ words, “provides a business leadership framework that strengthens and accelerates any project management methodology that is used to manage projects.” Remaining competitive in today’s global market requires organizations to change how they deliver projects quicker with fewer resources if they want to stay in business.
This book provides an excellent set of guidelines for effectively implementing a Business Agile leadership approach within any organization of any size to manage projects of all types and sizes.
Regardless of whether you accept the biblical accounting of the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem in 52 days as factual or not, the authors provide the readers a clear set of guidelines for implementing their UVF methodology, which in of itself is a worthy enough purpose to purchase and read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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There is no question the rate of change in industry is rapidly evolving and pushing the limits of what current management practices can handle. The book details a UVF framework by which managers can successfully guide their teams through processes that are highly effective and produce more consistent results. The book touches on multiple points of managment structure that are critical to success. This book will enlighten even the most seasoned managers not only in sound project management practices but leadership in general. An quick enjoyable read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect timing - thank you! May 22, 2014
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If your timing is like ours, this book is a must read!
Over 10 years ago we invested in a state of the art CRM. Now, of course, it's outdated and desperately needs upgrading.
The project fee was ridiculous.
Fortunately, the Nehemiah Effect is alive and well in some companies.
We have a far more reasonable bid to replace the CRM and take us into a whole new world of opportunities.
I'm recommending this book to our project manager and other key people in our pending CRM transformation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Shotava
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Ted Kallman shows us in brilliant words and ideas how Agile concepts were used 2500 hundred years prior to the Agile Manifesto published in 2001. He reminds us how Nehemiah increased his success and decreased wasted time and resources through brilliant management and personal relationships. He asks us, "Does your personal Vision, Mission and Purpose align with your current: Project? Product? Organization?" Then tells us how to implement these ingredients into a recipe for true success!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! May 21, 2014
By BDV
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Clear, smart, and right on the money! Ancient wisdom for future success! A must read for successful project management.
Brian J . De Vos
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just purchased and am reading now May 21, 2014
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This is a very interesting read. Forward thinking and challenges you to take a new look at the way you manage projects, run your business and meet the needs of increased customer demands and expectations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book review May 21, 2014
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outstanding, clear, a great reference tool to better yourself, business and your life. Adopting this strategy can improve your ability to work thru simple or complex situations and arrive at required answer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Ted and Andrew have succeeded in bringing timeless principles of project management into the 21st century; nice effort, guys! This book is very practical and will greatly benefit anyone with an enormous task in front of them!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book ..def recommend it
Published 1 hour ago by M. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend it to anyone
Very well researched, clearly articulated, and thought-provoking. I would recommend it to anyone!
Published 2 days ago by Rachel K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot topic for PM
The authors did an excellent job of researching and writing about Agile project management. The book reads well and covers this topic in a way that most project and portfolio... Read more
Published 15 days ago by photoman
3.0 out of 5 stars A good definition of terms would have been helpful
Interesting application of the Biblical book of Nehemiah to solving today's management problems. Reading the book on Kindle was difficult since the graphics are very small and hard... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Arne Ellermets SR
5.0 out of 5 stars Relevant
This book is a great help for all those in management. The insights given may be ancient but they are still quite relevant for today.
Published 1 month ago by Ryan Landt
5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Wisdom - Modern Application
Wisdom for a progressive and ever changing world. The bonus is Biblical wisdom; pertinent, timeless and always insightful. A must read.
Published 1 month ago by texasb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great application of Romans 15:4 and Ecclesiastes 1:9
Simple is good! Vision is from the top! And, great application of:

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ruth VanHoven
5.0 out of 5 stars A historic view of project management
WOW! Histroy is a powerful teacher. The lessons learned from the past can seem like new innovations. Soak it all in, you will be a better leader after reading this book.
Published 1 month ago by Kevin Lampe
5.0 out of 5 stars While nothing is new under the sun, I hadn't thought of it myself
While I admit that agile projects are a new concept or perhaps its really the terminology that's new for me, I enjoyed reading this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by albert j wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
The Nehemiah Effect is a very interesting read. Wisdom contained in the 2500 year old account of Nehemiah, provides wisdom and understanding for today. Read more
Published 1 month ago by FVV
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