Published here January, 2007.  

Introduction | Book Structure | What We Liked: Ronald's Perspective
What We Liked: Use of Unique Parameters | Downside | Summary | Postscript
Issues & Responses: Introduction | Issues & Responses: What We Liked
Issues & Responses: Downside | Issues & Responses: Summary

Issues & Responses: Introduction



'Easy to understand and packed with information, Your Successful Project Management Career contains the crucial tools new project managers need to navigate this exciting profession, and excel at managing the projects that are the lifeblood of any organization.'

Well, perhaps ..."


I'm afraid you'll need to contact the marketing folks at AMACOM Books on this one. I did not write it and had no review of the text. The same is true of the title.


"Certainly, those contemplating a project management career, or those inadvertently thrust into it as many are, should ask a lot of questions. That's because of two key considerations:

  1. What area of project management application are you in or considering entering? Or, if you like, what industry? Because you will need to know as much about managing the technology as you will about managing the project.
  2. Are you suited to project work? Because by no means is every one suited to the project environment.

The background experience of the author is with the so-called high-tech industries. Consequently, the book reflects this experience and is not necessarily true across all industries - especially the more traditional ones."


In your opinion, what are the more "traditional ones"?

[MW] I view engineering and construction as being "traditional", as they are the oldest.


"... However, with the rapid expansion of projects in the information-technology arena, the book will suit a wide audience.

As to whether or not you are suited to project work in this field in the first place; you'll have to read the book and judge by your own reaction to the information provided. Or take a Myers-Briggs typology test!"


As much as I like and use the MBTI I don't think that MBTI by itself, is much of a determinate of the ability of one to be a project or program manager. As a general rule, the majority of program managers are INTJs. At least according to the Human Resources Department.
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