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The One-Page Project Manager: Communicate and Manage Any Project with a Single Sheet of Paper

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Publisher Comments:

MANAGE ANY PROJECT—ON A SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER!

This uncommonly practical guide shows you how to reduce any project—no matter how big or complicated—into a simple, one-page document perfect for expressing essential details, communicating those details to upper management, and tracking progress. Plus, it's adaptable to virtually any process in your organization, including ISO and SAP. The One-Page Project Manager is the ultimate tool for beleaguered project managers who understand the value of simplicity.

"As you read through Clark Campbell's book, you will say to yourself, 'so simple, yet intuitive and useful; I can put this to work today!'"

Todd Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, JetBlue Airways

"Provides a proven process for project management that significantly improves the chances that the project will be completed on time, on budget, and on target."

Steven C. Wheelwright, PhD, Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Director of Publications Activities, Harvard Business School

"Campbell reveals a wonderful tool for keeping projects on task. It's the perfect organizational solution for the executive needing relevant project information."

Taylor Randall, PhD, Professor, David Eccles School of Business University of Utah

"This tool really works! It makes the complex look simpler, facilitates accurate and honest assessments, and all on just one page—which can, and will, be read by even the busiest executive."

David C. Berg, former chief information officer, OC Tanner

"This book should be required reading for every manager who wants to improve project performance, accurately tell their story, and do it efficiently."

Jonathan H. Du, PhD, CEO and Chairman, WiseChina Training Co. Ltd. Beijing, China

Synopsis:

The One-Page Project Manager shows you how to boil down any project into a simple, one-page document that can be used to communicate all essential details to upper management, other departments, suppliers, and audiences. This practical guide will save time and effort, helping you identify the vital parts of a project and communicate those parts and duties to other team members.

Synopsis:

The initial idea for this book came from the authors need to communicate a project’ s status and the performance of those in charge of various aspects of a project to his company’ s senior managers.  Rather than copying the 200 page tracking document he and his team used for the sr. team, he developed a one page document that detailed who was working on the project and their role, what stage the critical tasks were in, due dates, costs, and outstanding issues.  Over time this tool was revised and perfected.  It is now a tool used for all projects within OC Tanner and is shared with corporate clients when they implement Tanner tools.  This book will teach Project Managers: How to concisely identify the 'Five Essentials' part of a Project How to construct this one page document (12 steps) How to use the document as a communication tool Variation for the tool to manage other processes in an organization.. including ISO, SAP

About the Author

CLARK A. CAMPBELL is a Senior Vice President at OC Tanner, where he has served in a number of executive positions and managed numerous large projects.

Table of Contents

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS ix

FOREWORD xi

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv

INTRODUCTION—A ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER: IT MAY SEEM LIKE MAGIC—BUT IT IS VERY REAL xvii

CHAPTER 1—WHY THIS BOOK IS NEEDED 1

CHAPTER 2—WHAT IS THE ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER? 7

CHAPTER 3—PROJECT OVERVIEW 15

What Is a Project? 15

What Is Project Management? 17

Benefits of Project Management 18

Aspects of Effective Project Management 20

CHAPTER 4—FIVE ESSENTIAL PARTS OF A PROJECT—AND THE ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER 23

Ownership Is Remarkably Powerful 26

The Matrix 29

CHAPTER 5—TWELVE STEPS TO CONSTRUCTING THE ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER 35

Constructing and Filling in the One-Page Project Manager 36

Step 1: The Header 37

Step 2: The Owners 45

Step 3: The Matrix—The Tool’s Foundation 49

Step 4: Project Objectives 50

Step 5: Major Project Tasks 55

Continuous Improvement 59

Step 6: Aligning Tasks with Objectives 61

Step 7: Target Dates 66

Step 8: Aligning Tasks to the Timeline 68

Step 9: Aligning Tasks to Owners 71

Step 10: Subjective Tasks 75

Step 11: Costs 79

Step 12: Summary and Forecast 81

CHAPTER 6—THE ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER IN ACTION 109

Five Steps to Creating a Report Using the One-Page Project Manager 109

Examples of the One-Page Project Manager in Action 113

Meetings Are Better with the One-Page Project Manager 123

APPENDIX—VARIATIONS OF THE ONE-PAGE PROJECT MANAGER 125

ISO Implementation 125

Entrada 126

Finishing Cornerstone 127

Carrots Culture 128

INDEX 131

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470052372
Subtitle:
Communicate and Manage Any Project With a Single Sheet of Paper
Author:
Campbell, Clark A
Author:
Campbell, Clark A.
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Project management
Subject:
Business report writing
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100924
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.00x6.04x.43 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The One-Page Project Manager shows you how to boil down any project into a simple, one-page document that can be used to communicate all essential details to upper management, other departments, suppliers, and audiences. This practical guide will save time and effort, helping you identify the vital parts of a project and communicate those parts and duties to other team members.
"Synopsis" by , The initial idea for this book came from the authors need to communicate a project’ s status and the performance of those in charge of various aspects of a project to his company’ s senior managers.  Rather than copying the 200 page tracking document he and his team used for the sr. team, he developed a one page document that detailed who was working on the project and their role, what stage the critical tasks were in, due dates, costs, and outstanding issues.  Over time this tool was revised and perfected.  It is now a tool used for all projects within OC Tanner and is shared with corporate clients when they implement Tanner tools.  This book will teach Project Managers: How to concisely identify the 'Five Essentials' part of a Project How to construct this one page document (12 steps) How to use the document as a communication tool Variation for the tool to manage other processes in an organization.. including ISO, SAP
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