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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The book: Making Things Happen | Scott Berkun
Hi first point is the typical 5 Whys and then of course there are general things like impact, experience, experts opinion and is there approval needed?
Mar 23, Kevin O’Brien rated it it was amazing Shelves: This learning from the past also means from different professions. Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer, and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project.
Other editions – View all Making Things Happen: It’s not tied to any particular technique or methodology. If you think you have difficult project management, watch a kitchen work in full forward press and you will think differently for example.
There is quite a bit of tongue in cheek going on here I hope since he graphs practically everything, and often in ways that betkun just about useless. I easily give a five star to this I’ve read a lot about management but it is my first time to read a book written in such practical and to-the-point manner.
Audio version of the book. 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. Topics in this new edition include:.
Page 2 – Human beings, who are almost unique [among animals] in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Then comes the people problem. Are there sick or vacation days; holidays; do we have regular progress reports; is somebody watching the schedule; is there ownership of the schedule in the team; are new feature requests blocked; is there a probability in the estimates; are there good specs.
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. It has some great tips and tricks, even if some of it is a bit straightforward.
This book focuses on the essence of project management: Remember, and this is why we have short sprints, communication is still the biggest problem, see Tower of Babel as a story. Jun 27, Yingying rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages.
Which is fine if you want to avoid drama and internal strife but reall This book taught me a new respect for project management. I don’t know how useful this book would be for someone trained as a project manager, but for someone like myself, who has had to pick up project management because someone has bekrun do it, it’s a great transition from intuition to a reasoned approach.
But remember, in any schedule you are trying to predict the future and this is always rather thngs. Then comes the decision part: Refresh and try again.
In the end, and I loved this, there are three things in a project that you need to focus on: Its a solution kit for succeeding at ghings projects and I plan to keep berkhn by my side as a reference and re-read in the future.
The book makes an effort to recognize that processes should support the workers, not the other way around, so the topics are not obsessed with schedules and charts and the rigidity you find in most pm books.
The book: Making Things Happen
He starts out by saying that we need to makin from the past, which Boeing does with something they call a Black Book. Lots of other good stuff in the book, I really liked the section on writing good emails as well.
No other part is more difficult to rectify later. Not every chapter is equally good however and some sections feel rushed or shallo Scott Berkun proposes an alternative, more casual and empirical approach to Project Management, and many elements of this book highlight that, from the hand-drawn diagrams to the chapter titles and of course the writing style. I picked up a couple of nuggets, and one in particular resonates with me: How to make good decisions.
I wish we always put these lessons into action! May 03, Wendy rated it really liked it Recommends makiny for: What to do with ideas once you have them. Like the broad foundation of the authors insights, this book applies to a wide range of situations, whether in developing software, running a business or any organization.
Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management
This book is really good. I had, despite his other books, high hopes on this one about project management. I think the content is great for everyone from the manager s to individual contributors.