By Michael Singer Dobson
Are you an "accidental manager"? Dobson’s new booklet is the source for technical pros who by surprise observe that the abilities that experience made them profitable aren’t inevitably appropriate of their new position as venture supervisor. Dobson covers administration concepts for all technical execs via combining strong details and huge documentation with humor and viewpoint. He takes "ground-up" method of potent administration, assuming that the reader has no earlier publicity or educational historical past, yet is all of sudden liable for getting the activity performed! And this ebook works either methods. not just does venture administration for the Technical specialist express how a technical rofessional could be a reliable supervisor, however it additionally demonstrates how a supervisor can oversee that "odd" breed we name "technical professionals." It’s a advisor to the emotional problem of administration, a word list to keywords and options, and a guide for facing "Generation X" execs and ageism—all in a single publication. Remember…effective management begins inside. merely via entire and sincere self-assessment are you able to advance an motion plan that sparks progress and success. venture administration for the Technical expert not just is helping you start the adventure, however it additionally brings you thru to the end—successfully.
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Project Management for the Technical Professional by Michael Singer Dobson