Working at Warp Speed: The New Rules for Project Success in a Sped-Up World

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Apr 2, 2002 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
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Everyone is a project manager-projects are what all of us do day in and day out. Skillful project management is fundamental to survival in today's warp-speed world. Yet it is often misunderstood, leading to unrealistic deadlines, poorly defined goals, and wasted time. The secret to successful project management, argues Barry Flicker, is making and keeping clear commitments-far easier said than done in a time of complex, cross-departmental projects and sometimes unclear lines of authority. Through a story about people confronting daily frustrations on the job, Flicker demonstrates how shifting focus from blaming "the idiots out there" to examining one's own behaviors and assumptions helps people to overcome obstacles. Working at Warp Speed shows how following four simple laws can transform workers' most frustrating complaints from persistent barriers into potential breakthrough experiences.
 

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Contents

The Warp Speed Barrier Checklist
3
Introduction Warp Speed in a Nutshell
5
1Warp Speed Poisoning
7
2Playing the Project Game
16
3Seeing the Blind Spot
37
4The Rules of Warp Speed
43
5Work from the Zone
55
6Shift from Racing to Pacing
68
7Avoid Confusion through Inclusion
81
8Fulfill Both People and Project
93
9Words into Action
103
Index
110
About the Author
113
Working with the Author
115
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