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Project Management for Mere Mortals by Claudia M. Baca - PMP, PMI Certified OPM3®, Assessor and Consultant

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Preface

Whether you think you can or think you can’t: either way you are right.

Henry Ford

I started my career in project management many years ago, when a wise woman I worked for said she had heard about a new discipline called project management and thought I should go to a class and check it out. I signed up for the class, called “Government Project Management.” On the first day, I walked into a room of 19 men in military uniform. I was the only woman and the only person from the private sector. When I was finished with the class, my organization decided that I was now a project manager and gave me a very complex project to run that included changing more than 500 software modules from all parts of the organization. I delivered the project ...

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