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Project Management for Non-Project Managers by Jack Ferraro

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CHAPTER ONEWhat the Functional Manager Should Know About the Project Organization

If this book has caught your eye, you are most likely a functional manager working on a project that is not going well. Or, you face an upcoming project that must go well to prevent a serious negative impact on your professional life. If so, you have the right book.

Little attention is given to improving functional managers’ project management skill sets. Why? For one, many functional managers do not even recognize that a project management discipline exists. But best practices in project management, backed by research, have evolved over the past 40 years. These best practices encompass large and small projects in technology, construction, business process improvement ...

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