Chapter 2. Read This If You Are the CIO

This book is about applying the One-Page Project Manager (OPPM) to the information technology (IT) projects you assign or delegate, but as an executive director who oversees projects, you need to provide executive direction, and that includes having your team generate sufficient and efficient communication using the OPPM.

This chapter gives you:

  1. Tips on getting the OPPM used in your organization, and

  2. A quick understanding of the OPPM.

With this one chapter, you will learn how to read, understand, and interpret the tool to enable you to use it to best effect.

It would be best if you read this entire book, but if you do not want to, at least read this one chapter. As a leader, you don't need to know all the steps and details that go into creating and maintaining an OPPM, however, what you do need to know is what the OPPM is saying. You have to understand all the information it is conveying, and that's what I'll describe in this chapter.


Here are some tips that will help assure the OPPM is used effectively for all IT related projects:

  • You may want to encourage them to read this book and review the free downloadable forms available at Having even one person in your organization become competent, confident, and conversant in the OPPM should be enough to get your entire organization behind it. That one person becomes the messenger, the advocate, and the champion throughout ...

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