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Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager: A FranklinCovey Title by James Wood, Suzette Blakemore, Kory Kogon

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CHAPTER 1

THE NEW WORLD OF “UNOFFICIAL” PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ARE YOU AN UNOFFICIAL PROJECT manager?

Before answering, consider what a project is:

PROJECT: A temporary endeavor with a start and finish undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.

In our consulting work with clients across the globe, we’ve asked thousands of individuals this question: How much of your professional life is spent working on projects? Most clients say that between 60 and 80 percent of their time at work is project based. But when we ask if their job title is “project manager,” virtually 100 percent answer with a resounding “No!” They say they are anything but project managers. And when we ask if they’ve ever been given project management training ...

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