Ten Ways to Eliminate Drama from Projects

Ten Ways to Eliminate Drama from Projects

Ten Ways to Eliminate Drama from Projects

1. Don’t Think You Have All the Answers Instead, understand how to direct teams to those answers.
Unrealistic expectations. Impossible deadlines. Fickle managers. No wonder big projects stress everyone out. A certain amount of tension is to be expected, given that only one-third of IT projects are considered successful and one-quarter get canceled before they’re completed. So why add to the excitement? In the book, No-Drama Project Management: Avoiding Predictable Problems for Project Success (Apress/available now), author Bart Gerardi focuses on the human side of projects, from top-level managers to the folks in the trenches. Relationships, it seems, are as important as technology. “People have likened being a project manager to being one part professional bull fighter, one part air-traffic controller, one part toddler daycare director, and one part therapist,” he writes. Gerardi is a veteran program manager in the e-commerce industry. For more about the book, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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