Making Things Happen. Mastering Project Management. Scott Berkun. O’ REILLY8. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Koln • Paris • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo. Making Things Happen doesn’t cite specific methods, but focuses on Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on. Available in: Paperback. In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a.

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Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun

But this book really applies to any job where you 1 deliver something to a client or 2 work as part of a team. What does a product manager do? For the grand finale I chose Scott Berkun, who I don. To ask other readers questions tyings Making Things Happenplease sign up.

For requirements you will have three views: While the author’s background is software development-centric, it’s still broadly applicable to any sort of intraorganizational project. Keep that in mind at all times.

By the end, you’ll feel like sallying forth into your project meeting armed with a whiteboard, dry-erase marker, and flexible confidence. A product manager is the one the ties between the market and the people who are building the product.

The book: Making Things Happen

In terms of projects always see if they: My library Help Advanced Book Search. The value comes from how the ideas support each other. The next problem is choosing a design and here you need to make sure you let the team know that it is time to herkun after diverging for ideas.

Contents A brief history of project management and why you should care. Berkun makes the point that the usefulness of these suggestions depends highly on the company but I don’t think he emphasizes this point enough.

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If you think you have difficult project management, watch a kitchen work in full forward press and you will think differently for example. Scott shows us the heart and soul of project management: I easily give a five star to this book and I’ll definitely be reading all of Scott’s work This project management book is all about Why Projects Fail — case studies, analysis of failed projects, bh and recommendations on how to improve your project management processes so your project will succeed.

A schedule is always a set of probabilities, which means you should also define what your schedule means. Feb 27, Pwilczewski rated it really liked it. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in berrkun comfortable style and easy tone that emulate the relationship of a wise project manager who gives good, entertaining and passionate advice to those who ask. Jun 27, Yingying rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 13, Nikolay rated it really liked it.

Why leadership is based on trust. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere.

No other part is more difficult to rectify later.

But a good manager will stop by, ask “what problems are you dealing with? He starts out by saying that we need to learn from the past, which Boeing does with something they call a Black Book. I picked up a couple of nuggets, and one in particular resonates with me: Now you can get everything on Safari.

Buy it on Majing. All excerpts from the book are published under agreement with the publisher. Mar 23, Ayuni Yoon marked it as thinga.

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See 1 question about Making Things Happen…. Because it’s so general, some individual ideas and recommendations come across as common sense.

I definitely learned many things while reading this. Berkun, a former Microsoft PM goes chapter by chapter on what makes a Sott work in real estate devellopment. I’ve read many books on managing software projects, and they often tend to tell you what goes wrong or can go wrong, which I know already, as I’ve lived it.


In a lot of ways my job isn’t too different from software development.

Review: ‘Making Things Happen’ by Scott Berkun

The book is divided into three parts. Going on thinfs people he quotes Virginia Satir in saying that our response to a feeling is often not the first feeling but a second one. Feb 01, Blake Kanewischer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Full table of contents Sample chapter: So how does slippage in a schedule occur.

How to figure out what to do. One thing I liked about it was the fact that it did not talk about complex theories or models being used in the industry. At work we don’t really have project managers, in fact they try to keep responsibility as diffuse as possible. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Apr 06, Doug Kyle rated it it was amazing. Then comes the people problem. Feb 27, Elizabeth Schlatter rated it liked it Shelves: A true classic in PM – even though Ber,un coordinated some projects already, I learned a lot by reading this one on strategizing, planning, leadership and employee happiness.

I mean, I’m in awe of how well the author wrote about this subject, weaving human dynamics, philosophy, psychology, and more, including a sense of humor, into analysis of project management practices.