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

Thomas Hugo I would recommend it for that reason. Project management is a core business skill that every successful business professional must learn.

There is quite a bit of tongue in cheek going on here I hope since he graphs practically everything, and often in ways that are just about useless. It does contain useful information, but it’s also a boring book. One thing I liked about it was the fact that it did not talk about complex theories or models being used in the industry.

Page happem – Human beings, who are almost unique [among animals] in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Like the broad foundation of the authors insights, this book applies to thinvs wide range of situations, whether in developing software, running a business or any organization. No other part of the work so cripples the resulting system if done scort.

It’s essentially your guide to hacking any project.

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Discusses scheduling, smart planning, documentation, idea generation and management, decision-making, communication, relationship-building, strategy and other topics. Contents A brief history of project management and why you should care.

This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand project management on a practical level. The leadership and management lessons presented in this book are universal to all projects, making this revised edition a must-read. It covers philosophy, strategy, and politics not a dirty word, after all and gives examples and even a few exercises to try out for yourself. For requirements you will have three views: Popular passages Page 42 A lot of berkkn work independently and other people only get involved when you screw up or they screw up.

But this book really applies to any job scotr you 1 deliver something to a client or 2 work as part of a team. I had to smile.

Where ideas come from. Generally I found this useful but we make many of these “mistakes” at my work. Which is thibgs if you want to avoid drama and internal strife but really bad if you actually want things to get done.

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Making Things Happen

What to do when things go wrong. In Part Two he dives into Sscott, with topics like “How tihngs make good decisions”, communications, meetings, and how to not annoy people. Subscribe to Josh Kaufman’s email newsletter. This book focuses on the essence of project management: Otherwise, continue for a summary of the book, which is unique to me though. I had, despite his other books, high hopes on this one about project management.


Do what you say, say what you mean, admit when you are wrong. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in a 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.

Simple and honest, at times very humorous writing. I work in real estate devellopment.

I’ve read many books on sott 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. Fantastic introduction to the profession with an emphasis on software development but can easily be applied to other projects Mar 23, Kevin O’Brien rated it it was amazing Shelves: Then there is a rules of thirds, which will directly adapt to have even closer monitoring of goals: Yet this book does not include practical techniques, such as how to come up with a work breakdown structure, how to make estimates, etc.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Scott shows us the heart and soul of project management: I wish we always put these lessons into action!

Review of Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun

But remember, in any schedule you are trying to predict the future and this is always rather difficult. Another important role at Microsoft is actually the program manager who is kind of doing everything that nobody else does, being a kind of connection person between everybody from tech and business sides. Some maknig interesting stuff […].