Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools For Leaders And Teams, written by Terry Schmidt, is often considered the most practical and workable plan to tackling all kinds of projects and strategic initiatives.
This book review explores what makes Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams a must-read for project professionals and individuals, irrespective of their professional background.
Keep reading it to find out why this book should be added to your reading list.
Table of Contents
Strategic Project Management Made Simple Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams: The Idea Behind the Book
Who Is This Book For?
Why Do We like Strategic Project Management Made Simple Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams?
About Terry Schmidt
By outlining an approach that includes deep thinking and an actionable framework for achieving goals, Strategic Project Management Made Simple emphasizes the vital thinking process that is usually missing in project management and strategic planning. This book offers practical solutions for leaders and teams facing issues of all types and sizes.
The author Terry Schmidt focuses on four strategic questions for teams to answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation.
1. What are we trying to accomplish?
2. How do we measure success?
3. What other conditions must exist?
4. How do we get there?
The book starts with exploring what makes strategic project management so effective and points out mistakes that need to be avoided. Furthermore, the four critical questions are addressed and the art of formulating hypotheses.
Strategic Project Management Made Simple explores the Logical Framework, the world’s best-kept management secret. An elegant, concise framework with which one can build the simplest to the most complex projects.
This book is suitable for anyone who is interested in increasing productivity and learning a flexible approach to planning and executing changes. Project teams, project managers, entrepreneurs, and individuals regardless of their professional background, can benefit from the methods described in this writing.
In the words of Terry Schmidt “Expertise in your professional area is necessary, but it is not sufficient." Strategic Project Management Made Simple will give you the edge needed to succeed in your practiced filed.
Throughout this book, we acknowledge Terry Schmidt's interpersonal style, which makes Strategic Project Management Made Simple a must-read for everyone who is interested in optimizing the project management performances. By outlining an approach that includes deep thinking and an actionable framework for achieving goals, Strategic Project Management Made Simple emphasizes the vital thinking process that is usually missing in project management and strategic planning.
The author has provided valuable concepts that will help the readers consider what needs to be thought through before turning straight to the traditional project management methods.
Overall, this book is a powerful resource for critical thinking that will empower the readers to turn any problem into an action plan, sharpen the project strategy, discover in advance possible pitfalls, improve working relationships and increase performances.
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I am optimistic that this book will help you stimulate the critical thinking process, improve your productivity, and reduce project-related frustration.
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Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams 2nd Edition will be released on October 20, 2020
Terry Schmidt is a certified PMP and internationally known management consultant who helps organizations become more strategic, productive, and profitable. He has more than thirty years of experience as an executive, educator, and strategy coach in thirty-four countries. The founder of www.ManagementPro.com, he teaches strategic project management at the UCLA Technical Management Program and at the University of Wisconsin and teaches team-building at the MIT Professional Institute. He is affiliated with the Haines Centre, a global alliance of master consultants in over twenty countries. Terry is a lifelong learner with a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Harvard.
This book review was written by Julijana Kekenovska