Results Without Authority: Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You - A Project Manager's Guide

Results Without Authority Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn t Report to You A Project Manager s Guide When you re a project manager with a team of people who don t technically report to you your challenge is to get Results Without Authority This book delivers proven techniques for controlling project

  • Title: Results Without Authority: Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You - A Project Manager's Guide
  • Author: Tom Kendrick
  • ISBN: 9780814473436
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • When you re a project manager with a team of people who don t technically report to you, your challenge is to get Results Without Authority This book delivers proven techniques for controlling projects and managing diverse teams in a wide variety of situations, and bringing those projects to successful closure The concepts in this book are essential for all project mana When you re a project manager with a team of people who don t technically report to you, your challenge is to get Results Without Authority This book delivers proven techniques for controlling projects and managing diverse teams in a wide variety of situations, and bringing those projects to successful closure The concepts in this book are essential for all project managers, with and without authority, because they offer a productive alternative to command and control management techniques that can easily backfire.Tom Kendrick s system will help you get successful project results from diverse, cross functional, virtual, outsourced, and other types of project teams by showing how to establish and build Control Through Process Key project management processes, infrastructure, and the role of the project office.Control Through Influence Productive leadership styles, reciprocity, and maintaining relationships.Control Through Project Metrics Quantitative, predictive, diagnostic, and retrospective metrics for project control, motivating desired behaviors, and avoiding potential problems.Control Through Project Initiation The role of the sponsor in project control, the importance of project vision, project launch documentation, and the project start up workshop.Control Through Project Planning Collaborative planning as the foundation of project control planning as a key factor in setting baselines and establishing metrics.Control During Project Execution Measurement and interpretation of project status, informal communication, and maintaining relationships as keys to maintaining control.Control Through Tracking and Monitoring Controlling scope and other project parameters formal project communication and reporting, rewards and recognition, and project reviews.Enhancing Overall Control Through Project Closure Sign off, evaluating retrospective project metrics, celebrating, and rewarding the team improving long term project control through lessons learned.Packed with invaluable guidance for controlling projects of all scopes and in any field, Results Without Authority will help novice and experienced project leaders get the best from their project teams.

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    About " Tom Kendrick "

  • Tom Kendrick

    TOM KENDRICK has over 35 years of project and program experience, including senior positions with Hewlett Packard and Visa He is a certified Project Management Professional PMP and the author of several highly respected project management books, including Identifying and Managing Project Risk.

  • 431 Comments

  • Results Without Authority is a project management book that covers project management from inception to conclusion. It focuses on projects where the PM has little authority, of course. Kendrick faces this task by combining traditional PMP-style project management with lessons from influencing such as getting commitments and building relationships.The book is filled with a lot of good nuggets of advice around team management, but where it really shines (for me, anyway) is in the project inception [...]


  • I listened to this book on audio not sure what to expect. Projects are such a part of every leader's day. Generally if I am not leading a project, I'm on a project team, and at the least I have tasks for a project.I only gave this book 3 stars, because the depth of the topic was much greater than I needed therefore the topic tended to lose my attention. There was as great deal of talking about the math behind projects (NPV, etc) that currently is not applicable to the projects I lead (Continuous [...]


  • Newly appointed project leader and wish to lead it 'By the Book'? Well this book could easily be THE book. It is a straightforward, comprehensive and clear introduction to waterfall-type project management from inception to wrap-up. A such I would give it four stars at the least. However, the title promises that one will learn how to manage a project where one doesn't have any formal authority (quote: "Controlling a project when the team doesn't report to you"). Regrettably, the book falls short [...]


  • I am in chapter 3 and I have to say I am disappointed. Based on the title, I assumed the author would provide some tips on influencing without authority and what I have read are simple how-tos for project management. As other reviewers noted, there are some good tidbits and gold nuggets of wisdom to garner but not enough for me to score it any higher than two stars. Wish I could give a better review. If you already know project management, this will be a waste of your time. I can't, in good fait [...]


  • Perhaps a fully-immersed Project Manager would find greater value in the book, but it was not of terribly great help to my non-traditional project management environment. I made it half-way through, but I could not finish this book as it was written. It is full of excessive detail that could be summarized in a short pamphlet. I felt just as enlightened reading the bullet-point summary at the end of each chapter as I did reading the chapters in full. And so, that is how I chose to read the second [...]


  • I was actually assigned this book for a course I am taking this summer, Contract Management, and I have to say, it is very good. The techniques suggested were explained and illustrated well, and I am currently utilizing them in my current position as a Human Resources Analyst. My whole job is pretty much project management, and I work with hiring managers who are typically in way higher positions than myself. I found the theory in the book to be easily transitioned for practice in the workplace. [...]


  • There's a lot of really good advice and information in this book, and it's worth the recommendation for that.However, it's absolutely relentless in the amount of detail and the number of examples used, which does make the book a bit of a chore to actually read.Well worth skimming through, and making notes on any bits that strike a chord, but hard work to read cover to cover.


  • Kendrick's work in "Results Without Authority" would make a great addition to both the new and experienced project managers bookshelf. With a plethora of good ideas almost any project management situation can find a solution here. Kendrick's experience and depth of knowledge will help create a good understanding of the importance of authority and it's allocation in project work.






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