Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great; some achieve greatness—others have greatness thrust upon them.
|--William ShakespeareTwelfth Night|
Before now, we had discussed project management in the broad sense, that is, from the perspective that any type of project—industrial assembly line, new construction, or technology implementation—operated by the same sets of rules and processes. For the remainder of this book, we focus on the last type of project and its leader—the IT project manager.
Project managers are a very special breed of people. They are in much demand and will be increasingly so as the need for effective technologists continues to soar. Good technology project managers ...