The Unwritten Rules of Managing up

The Unwritten Rules of Managing up

Project Management Techniques From the Trenches

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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Project managers don't have a lot of authority, but they must keep their projects on track--they can't allow anyone to get in their way. In this book a veteran project manager shares her secrets on how to tactfully keep your boss from accidentally sabotaging your project's success. What do you do when the biggest threat to your project is your boss? It's not that your boss is out to get you. In fact, bosses generally mean well. But clueless leadership from a well-intentioned boss can sometimes cause more damage than a criminal mastermind tying your project to the railroad tracks. Lucky for you, the best project managers have got "managing up" down to a fine science. The reason is that project managers are often outside consultants with no formal position in the organization they're working for, putting them at a double disadvantage. Learn how tried-and-tested techniques from the discipline of project management can be used to manage five main "types" of difficult bosses. Dana Brownlee, certified Project Management Professional, has repeatable, reliable techniques based on years of project consulting, which apply to each of these difficult boss types. Your boss will be eating right from your hand in no time.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781523098187
152309818X
Branch Call Number: 658.404 BROWN
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 23 cm

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