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If you’re struggling to keep your projects organized, this book is for you. If you manage projects without the benefit of a team, this book is also for you. Change the way you think about project management—”project manager” may not be your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel.
In today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager.
It’s time to change the way you think about project management—“project manager” isn’t your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel. Managing projects doesn’t have to be a frustrating process that you merely tolerate in your current position. If you’re ready to lead an eager team and exceed expectations, picking up this book is the first step to success.
From FranklinCovey management experts Kory Kogon, James Wood, and Suzette Blakemore comes Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager, offering practical, real-world insights for effective project management. Kogon, Wood, and Blakemore understand the importance of leadership in project completion—they explain that people are as crucial as processes in the formula for success, and an effective project manager can’t afford to undervalue his or her team. This book guides you through the essentials of the project management process:
Unofficial project managers in any arena will benefit from the accessible, engaging real-life anecdotes, memorable “Project Management Proverbs,” and quick reviews at the end of each chapter.
Kory Kogon is the Global Practice Leader for Productivity, focusing her research and content development around time and project management, and communication skills.
Before joining FranklinCovey, Kory spent more than six years as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations for AlphaGraphics, Inc. She was responsible for the teams helping franchisees start up their business, develop staff, and reach profitability in a highly competitive, commodity-driven industry. She also led the implementation of ISO 9000, supervised the move of the corporate headquarters from Tucson to Salt Lake City, and managed the installation of the first company-wide global learning system. In 2005, Utah Magazine honored Kory as one of the “Top 30 Business Women to Watch” in Utah.
Suzette Blakemore joined FranklinCovey in 2012 as a Regional Productivity Practice leader where she brings concrete understanding and the productivity challenges facing workforces today. Prior to joining Franklin Covey, Suzette spent over 20 years in the corporate world, moving from a top producing sales person to Executive team member. Suzette has led both Learning Development and Business Development divisions working with thousands of businesses from Fortune 500 companies and small business in the U.S., Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Japan and the UK.
She has led many projects having created over 40 training and development offerings focused on creating successful Sales, Team, Marketing, Operations and Profit strategies while at the same time helping organizations achieve double digit revenue growth despite the economic down-turn. Suzette is a Certified Franchise Executive and holds additional certifications from the Direct Marketing Association, and ASTD. She currently serves as a board member for the EcSell Institute.
James Wood holds a Doctorate of business Administration and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute. He is a leadership consultant and coach based in both Denver, Colorado, and Honolulu, Hawaii. He has more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience with project management, software development, engineering, operations, and training organizations. He is deeply passionate about utilizing brain-based, results-focused techniques to consult with and coach individuals and organizations to realize greatness. To that end, he is ardently driven toward teaching, inspiring, and guiding others in discovering methods that lead to fulfilling and enriched personal and professional lives.