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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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INTRODUCTION: BATTLE SCARRED AND READY FOR A NEW APPROACH?

THIS BOOK HAS THREE AUTHORS. Two of us, Suzette and Kory, are “unofficial” project managers. We’ve been involved in projects throughout our careers, and we’re both accomplished and battle scarred. As successful as we were in our early careers at implementing marketing programs, rolling out learning programs, and managing a global installation of ISO 9000, we realize now that if we had just known how to apply a simple methodology to the work, we might have avoided a few scars. Fortunately, our projects turned out well, but not without a high degree of stress, unnecessary sacrifices, missed deadlines, re-work, and tears along the way—most of which we could have dodged had we known a few ...

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