Fast Projects: Project Management When Time Is Short By Fergus O'connell
(2 customer reviews)
We are all faced with projects going off the rails, veering far from what we initially set out to do, costing ten times as much and taking far too long to complete - this is just part of everyday working life. Honing our general skills in project management seems like the obvious answer, but Fast Projects promises a quicker and easier solution - cutting the time to get projects done in the first place. Learning to operate within a short schedule not only cuts costs and improves revenue and cash flow, but it also sets you aside as a sharper and slicker operation. How to build, shorten and execute a realistic plan in the shortest time possible is covered in detail along with a specific focus on ensuring you have clearly defined goals and are making accurate project predictions with a successful tracking progress. Using worked examples and tried and tested techniques, Fast Projects is your practical guide to ensuring projects not only succeed, but are delivered early. If you want to get the most out of your team and take control of your workload, resources and time, this book is for you.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1595979 in Books
- Published on: 2009-01-24
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Paperback
- 176 pages
From the Back Cover
"Fast Projects is a must read for any project manager. An ideal guide on how to get projects done in the shortest possible time, it provides a clear insight into project planning, execution and assessment. If you want to build a record of success on projects, then this book will undoubtedly help you in achieving your goal."
Raomal Perera, Founder & Executive Chairman of Valista.
Ever wondered what it's like to complete a project on time? With minimum effort and no stress? And even the possibility of completing it early? Unheard of, right? Wrong.
Fast Projects shows you that it is possible to deliver successful projects on time and, unbelievably, early. You'll find out how to plan and execute any project, keeping it on the straight and narrow from start to finish.
Whether you are heading a new initiative at work – be it on a grand or small scale, picking up a project half way through or planning a key event in your personal life such as a wedding or group holiday, Fast Projects gives you a foolproof recipe for outstanding project success.
About the Author
Fergus O'Connell has over twenty years experience in project management. He has worked with companies such as CPT, ICL and Retix, before founding ETP in 1992. ETP is Ireland's largest project management company specializing in knowledge and high-tech industries. Fergus's experience covers projects world wide and he has taught project management on three continents.
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great and FAST book :-)
By B. Andrea
This is the third book I read on Project Management.
It's really quick and useful,
because it says many things I already knew - but put them in the right place - and some I did not know.
My advice is: buy it !
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By Rolf Dobelli
Why do so many grandiose projects fail so miserably? In 2001, Kmart canceled its supply chain management system after $130 million in project expenses. In 2004, Ford Motor Company retired its purchasing setup not long after spending $400 million to develop it. These projects from hell, alas, are not aberrations. Indeed, many projects become utter disasters, with missed deadlines, mangled goals and monster cost overruns. Thus the idea that you can bring your projects in under budget and ahead of schedule while meeting all your quality goals sounds absurdly naive. Not according to Fergus O'Connell, a delightfully witty Irish project management expert. His entertaining, easy-to-read, informative book shows you how to plan, execute and finish any project at top speed - and how to determine whether you should take it on in the first place. getAbstract recommends O'Connell's efficient game plan to anyone with projects to complete.
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