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- Listening Length: 1 hour and 40 minutes
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- Publisher: Natalie Disque, llc
- Audible.com Release Date: January 4, 2016
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- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B01A16VFBA
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Project Management: Failed IT Project Business Cases: A Career Guide to Lessons Learned includes plenty of tips for project managers to follow, the roles they are expected to play and how to manage the technology efficiently. The book goes on explaining several cases where projects failed and lessons that we can take by studying those cases.Well known "London Whale" incident that took place in 2012 linking J.P Morgan Chase & Company is also included as a case study for the readers. Even technology giants like Apple has failed in their projects. This book provides the basic cases on NIKE, MCDONALDS and Google as well. You can learn lessons like controlling, testing, manage customers and satisfy them and these lessons will assist you as the back born for your project management work. You can understand the requirements, planning ,business technical and political factors that are involved in project management by reading this book.
Not only IT, All the PMs should follow this book.Highly recommended.
This premise is emphasized nicely in Natalie Disque’s concise and informative book, “Project Management: Failed IT Project Business Cases—A Career Guide to Lessons Learned.” Disque is a teacher and PMP-certified IT project manager who, in her own words, “has seen her fair share of project failures and has researched many IT projects online to provide better insight.”
The first half of the book highlights examples of failed IT projects within large, well-known companies such as Apple and Google. Such failures happen more often than people might think in the cutthroat IT world, and the upshot is that both small and large issues can cost these companies a lot of lost money. JP Morgan, for instance, screwed up because of improper numbers in an Excel file. Disque’s critique of McDonald’s shows that some companies should stick with what they know and not worry about being overly high-tech.
Other takeaways include the importance of proper testing and planning; making sure employees are properly trained; thoroughly strategizing and getting input from customers when necessary; and not creating unrealistic timelines that can doom a company. Disque’s correct mindset is that technology evolves quickly these days, and that companies need to stay on top of things to adjust and react accordingly.
The author spends the second half of the book covering areas—from the implementation of a project to the execution—that should always be addressed. This more technical, in-depth part of “Project Management” goes over requirements, planning, politics, and the business side of things. Disque then offers advice and summarizes things cogently in the “Conclusion” section.
“Project Management” would certainly be helpful for those in the IT field, but I think it also translates well to project managers and team members working in other fields. The book was enhanced with first-person asides and humor that give it a nice personal touch. In a congenial way—you can tell she is a seasoned teacher—Disque presents material that emphasizes a forward-thinking approach, collaboration, practicality, and sound strategies.
What I liked that after so many case studies, author also wrote chapters on other factors from requirements to technical factors which certainly have impact on project's success or failure. These lessons are very important to IT project success. There are lots of tips on how to do the right things that will be beneficial to the project while avoiding mistakes at the same time.
Overall one of the best guides I found on successful IT projects. Highly Recommended!