Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted To Know


Project management is a very complex job and unfortunately, the Peter Principle applies all too often. That principle was enunciated in the late 1960's and the fundamental premise is that people tend to get promoted to their level of incompetence. In many organizations, a person labors as part of a team for years and then is promoted to the managerial level based on the success of the team and their longevity with the organization rather than their skills. To make matters worse, the person has received very little training for their new position, so they are forced to learn via trial and error.
While this book is not a panacea, it can do a great deal to aid the newly minted manager that needs direction. The fundamentals of project management are fairly straightforward and can be learned, if not completely understood by reading this book. For to truly understand the principles, it is necessary to have applied them, there is simply no substitute for experience. As someone that received an emergency overnight promotion due to a death in an auto accident, I can attest that any advice can serve as a valuable aid.
This book should be considered as only a primer, covering the basics, from establishing the purpose and goals of the project to closing out all of the final details. If you are facing the prospect of a promotion and feel a bit uncertain, then reading through this book can do a lot to reduce your anxiety.

- on by Charles Ashbacher
Date Added: 12/11/2012 by Charles Ashbacher