Making Things Happen. Mastering Project Management. Scott Berkun. O’ REILLY8. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Koln • Paris • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo. Making Things Happen doesn’t cite specific methods, but focuses on Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on. Available in: Paperback. In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a.
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Just take his suggestions with a grain of salt: The mkaing section is called Management, but a lot of it is based on an analysis of what constitutes leadership, how to get power, and how to use power. The important thing is that specs do three things: Good book covering the common difficulties of project management. This is very useful because sometimes happdn do things that do annoy people, and that is not helpful when we need their assistance to make the project move forward.
The book: Making Things Happen
All excerpts from the book are published under agreement with the publisher. See 1 question about Making Things Happen…. It also demystifies project management and speaks to it at a level where anyone can grasp its basics.
This book taught me a new respect for project management. Page 42 – The hardest single part of building a software system is deciding precisely what to build. How to create goals, manage piles of work, and work with people. The five qualities of good visions The key points to cover On writing well Drafting, reviewing, and revising A catalog of lame vision statements which should be avoided Examples of visions and goals Visions should be visual The vision sanity check: Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere.
Oct 23, Johnny Graber rated it did not like it. Which is fine maiing you want to avoid drama and internal strife but really bad if you actually want things to get done.
Generally I found this useful but we make many of these “mistakes” at my work.
Review of Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun – Oliver Thylmann’s Thoughts
Jan 14, Prakhar Chandna rated it really liked it. Berkun understands that people are at the heart of projects, and this makes the book both highly readable and instantly useful. The book doesn’t include a lot of specific methodology i. Because it’s so general, some individual ideas and recommendations come across as common sense. A true classic in PM – even though I coordinated some projects already, I learned a lot by reading this one on strategizing, planning, leadership and employee happiness.
No other part of the work so cripples the resulting system if done wrong.
Review: ‘Making Things Happen’ by Scott Berkun
Full table of contents Sample chapter: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Topics kaking this new edition include:. In terms of why lists are important, he says that you need something simple to know that the most important thing gets done first.
Making Things Happen is a revised edition that makes Burkun’s advice more applicable to all project managers, regardless of industry.
Feb 24, Denis Vasilev rated it liked it. You can ask these questions: So what are leaders and managers?
I found the language to be very clear and Berkun offered easy to follow usually suggestions for how to do project management An excellent book that talks about Project Management from beginning to end. I took a class in software management and the professor used this book This book is really good.
There is quite a bit of tongue in cheek going on here I hope since he graphs practically everything, and often in ways that are just about useless.
Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value thingz leade In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects.
My only complaint is that the book is very wordy, though well organized. All of these are illustrated with plenty of great examples — both successes and failures — from his own career as a project manager at Microsoft.
Topics in this new edition include: I don’t think you need to be leading a project to get something out of this book.
Making Things Happen – Scott Berkun – The Personal MBA
No trivia or quizzes yet. The thing I like the most about this book is that Scott Berkun has clearly been there working on the kinds of projects maiing I’ve worked on. Audio version of the book. I want to read this book cause my lecturer.
Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work. The minus happens if your boss is a micro-manager who interferes with berkn, but being in a position to hear everyone else’s interactions with the boss can be priceless.