The Back On Track
manual delivers more than a step-by-step system guaranteed to successfully recover projects that have gone off-track. Using examples garnered from the author's sixteen-year experience, it presents common-sense but highly effective techniques that will help you, as a project manager, stand out from the "pack".
Written in a straight-forward, conversational style, the manual is filled with practical tips for the new or inexperienced project manager and is a fresh alternative to other management texts.
You will learn how to elegantly recover a project that has gone off-track by understanding:
- Which critical actions need to be taken immediately;
- The key to becoming a project leader - not just a manager;
- How to foolproof your project plan;
- Why you must never rely on "percent complete";
- How to maintain control-even when things are falling down all around you;
- And much, much more!
Here's what practicing project managers have to say:
"Having managed multi-million dollar projects, I can highly recommend this book to anybody that needs to diagnose and more importantly correct any project, large or small. Read this and make disastrous projects a thing of the past."
Author of "Web Services: A Roadmap for the Enterprise"
"'Back on Track' is exactly what I needed. It is both motivating and enlightening, filled with the wisdom and experience of a seasoned, successful project manager. I loved this book and I know that I will refer to it again and again."
Cynthia Cormier, Project Manager, Micromedia ProQuest
"This is a great guide for new managers and those who do not have established project management methodologies. Because I had the opportunity to read this book, I'm positive that I'll get my project back on track."
Gerardine delos Santos, Project Leader, BMO Financial Group
Josephine G. Marcellin is a Project Management Professional with over sixteen years experience in project management, primarily in the Information Technology (IT) field. Armed with an undergraduate business systems degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and an MBA from the renown Richard Ivey School of Business, Josephine has effectively utilized her formal business training to consistently deliver successful projects in very diverse industries.
Josephine's approach is very simple but has proven to be very effective. Using her entrepreneurial and project management experience coupled with her business training, she treats each project as a new business venture focused on three key success criteria:
- achieving positive bottom-line results,
- meeting or exceeding client expectations, and
- creating an inspiring and motivational environment for her team members.
Currently a Senior Partner with the Results Doctor Consulting Organization, Josephine continues to utilize her skills to deliver incredible value to her clients through Consulting, Resourcing, Mentoring and Training services. For more of Josephine's insights, visit her blog at www.josephinemarcellin.com.