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Neal Whitten's Let's Talk! More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success

Book Description

Neal Whitten's Let's Talk! More No-Nonsense Advice for Project Success focuses on best project behaviors, by answering more than 700 insightful, personal, and sometimes sensitive questions on a broad range of topics from leadership, communication, and culture, to accountability, ethics, and conflict resolution. Following on the heels of Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects, this book offers more of the no-nonsense advice that has helped countless leaders and projects. This book is for those who aspire to become consistently effective leaders, project members, or employees and therefore become more valuable to their projects and organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. About the Author
  5. Dedication
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Part One: Project Stakeholders
    1. Chapter 1: The Project Manager
    2. Chapter 2: The Boss/Resource Manager
    3. Chapter 3: The Project Sponsor
    4. Chapter 4: The Business Analyst
    5. Chapter 5: The Project Analyst
    6. Chapter 6: The Client
    7. Chapter 7: Contractors
    8. Chapter 8: Vendors
  11. Part Two: The People Side
    1. Chapter 9: Accountability, Dependencies, and Commitments
    2. Chapter 10: Leadership Styles, Attributes, and Behaviors
    3. Chapter 11: Sharing Power
    4. Chapter 12: Interpersonal Communications
    5. Chapter 13: Resolving Conflict through Escalations
    6. Chapter 14: Meetings
    7. Chapter 15: Celebrations
    8. Chapter 16: Overtime Work
    9. Chapter 17: Mentoring
    10. Chapter 18: Ethics and Integrity
    11. Chapter 19: Telecommuting/Working from Home
    12. Chapter 20: Awards and Recognition
    13. Chapter 21: Personal Development, Job, and Career
    14. Chapter 22: Promoting Change in Your Organization
    15. Chapter 23: Mergers and Acquisitions
  12. Part Three: The Project Side
    1. Chapter 24: The Project Management Institute (PMI) and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
    2. Chapter 25: Methodologies and Processes
    3. Chapter 26: Project Management Organization (PMO)
    4. Chapter 27: Project Culture
    5. Chapter 28: Project Plans, Schedules, and Budgets
    6. Chapter 29: Project Tracking
    7. Chapter 30: Scope Change Control
    8. Chapter 31: Quality
    9. Chapter 32: Post-Project Reviews
    10. Chapter 33: Surveys of Client Satisfaction
  13. Part Four: Introducing These Topics and Discussions in Your Organization
    1. Study Groups
    2. Culture-Training Classes
    3. Performance-Expectation Workshops
    4. Management Support
  14. Part Five: Closing Thoughts
  15. Index