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"Acknowledgments Control of Projects Who's in Charge Here? Structure of This Book Elements of Project Control No One Ever Said That Projects Are Easy Control Through Process Project Management Processes Project Infrastructure The Project Office Key Ideas for Project Processes Control Through Influence Appropriate Leadership Styles Getting Through Giving Enhancing Influence Maintaining Relationships Key Ideas for Influence Control Through Project Metrics Desired Behaviors Types and Uses of Project Metrics Measurement Definition and Baselines Potential Problems and Measurement Barriers Key Ideas for Project Metrics Beginning Control with Project Initiation Sponsorship Project Vision Project Launch Start-Up Workshops Working with Cross-Functional, Distributed, and Global Team Members Key Ideas for Project Initiation Building Control Through Project Planning Plan Collaboratively Measure Your Plan Set a Realistic Project Baseline Use Your Plan Key Ideas for Project Planning Maintaining Control During Project Execution Deploying Status-Based Metrics Status Collection Informal Communication Maintaining Relationships Key Ideas for Project Execution Tracking and Monitoring for Project Control Scope and Specification Change Management Overall Control Formal Communication Rewards and Recognition Project Reviews for Lengthy Projects Project Cancellation Control Challenges Key Ideas for Project Tracking and Monitoring Enhancing Overall Control Through Project Closure Delivering Your Results and Getting Sign-Off Employing Retrospective Project Metrics Administrative Closure Celebration and Team Rewards Capturing Lessons Learned Key Ideas for Project Closure Conclusion Appendix A: Example Project Infrastructure Decisions Appendix B: Selected References Index"

About the Author

Tom Kendrick is currently a program manager for the Hewlett-Packard Company. He conducts project management classes and presents at conferences and universities on program management, project risk and related topics.

Reviews

""Results without Authority" stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle....this practical project management reference brings together a lot of ideas and concepts worth considering for readers who are confronted with projects over which they have little to no formal authority."

-"Journal of Product Innovation Management"


"Results without Authority stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle....this practical project management reference brings together a lot of ideas and concepts worth considering for readers who are confronted with projects over which they have little to no formal authority."-Journal of Product Innovation Management


"...stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle." -"Journal of Product Innovation Management"


"Results without Authority stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle....this practical project management reference brings together a lot of ideas and concepts worth considering for readers who are confronted with projects over which they have little to no formal authority."-Journal of Product Innovation Management


."..stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle." -"Journal of Product Innovation Management"


..".stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle." -"Journal of Product Innovation Management"


"Results without Authority stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle....this practical project management reference brings together a lot of ideas and concepts worth considering for readers who are confronted with projects over which they have little to no formal authority."-Journal of Product Innovation Management


..".stands out by methodically and thoroughly exploring the issue of control throughout the project life cycle."

-Journal of Product Innovation Management


..".full of sound, practical, project management advice for carrying out IT and similar type projects...laced with the practical wisdom." -- Max's Project Management Wisdom
"This book is full of sound, practical, project management advice for carrying out IT and similar type projects. It is also laced with the practical wisdom that only comes from years of "Been there, done that.'" -- Max's Project Management Wisdom
..".important for all project managers, with and without authority... Packed with valuable guidance for controlling projects of all scopes and in any field." - PM Network

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