Mike Watson is trying to retire from a career in project management and leadership consultancy. With the last 20 years spent travelling the world training the next generation of leaders, he has developed an interest in the transition that many people make almost completely unaided - namely from technical expert to team leader. He is also actively researching new approaches to teaching and coaching, feeling that the old-fashioned didactic styles of training (stand at the front and tell folks what to do) is no longer precisely suited to modern life.
So called "small projects" can have potentially alarming consequences if they go wrong, but their control is often left to chance. The solution is to adapt tried and tested project management techniques.This book provides a low overhead, highly practical way of looking after small projects. It covers all the essential skills: from project start-up, to managing risk, quality, and change, through to controlling the project and implementing a simple control system. It cuts through the jargon of project management and provides a framework that is as useful to those lacking formal training, as it is to those who are skilled project managers and want to control smaller projects without the burden of bureaucracy.
This is the new North American edition of a best-selling U.K. title.