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Practical Project Management Defined
By Michael Wood

Practical Project Management requires:

  • Focus on the business objectives
  • Practical project plans
  • Hands-on attention and involvement
  • Continuous and effective communication (with team and stakeholders)
  • Ability to cope with changing priorities
  • Team flexibility and agility
  • Confidence without arrogance
  • Political adeptness
  • A going forward attitude and drive
  • Simple, brief and focused status reporting

Practical Project Management does not require:

  • Complicated project tracking tools
  • Over abundance of charts and graphs
  • Reams of reports
  • Over administration

Michael Wood is the Subject Matter Expert on IT Strategy and Business Process Improvement for www.gantthead.com. His “Helix Factor” book series presents a comprehensive Business Process Improvement methodology that has been used successfully since the early 1980s to help organizations achieve breakthrough results. Michael is a CPA and has served as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine and Cal Lutheran universities in Southern California. In addition he has led workshops on Business Process Improvement, Strategic Planning and System Design on a national and international basis.

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