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Publisher's Summary

Are you dreaming of being a project manager rock star with your pick of most the desirable, high-paying clients? 

Effective project managers are the experts that companies want to hire — and top team members want to work for. 

"You can make well over $100,000 with experience and effectiveness." (ProjectManager.com) 

Wouldn’t you love to use all your skills, including leadership, communication, prioritization, organization, and teamwork? Your vision and the ability to execute on it are key to managing winning projects, not the degrees and certifications you have. You’re the one who would take all the resources and leverage them to fit all the pieces of the project puzzle together. 

This book will reveal: 

  • Key competencies every project manager must master
  • How to manage the triple constraint triangle to your advantage
  • Creative solutions for solving problems
  • Technical expertise, including knowing your business and industry
  • Seven areas of your continuous improvement
  • Leadership techniques to tackle risk and manage team members
  • Bulletproof tips for getting the sponsor on your side
  • Ways to implement productive PM culture
  • How to execute strongly and close out a project early
  • Six skills to level up your PM game
  • Bonus: getting support from the management, sponsor, and stakeholders

Even if don’t have any experience in project management, plenty of companies offer entry-level positions where you can hone your skills, and you’ll learn what companies are looking for when they hire a project manager.

Once you put the suggestions in this audiobook into place, you’ll join successful project managers all over the world in an exciting, fast-paced career. Not only that, but you can use these skills to benefit all aspects of your life. If you want to achieve your goals of project manager stardom, then you should listen to this audiobook!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Ready Set Agile (P)2020 Ready Set Agile

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For professionals and non-project managers

This book gave me answers to why most projects did not succeed in our company. The author presents the essential skills the project manager needs and how they can improve the culture, gain support from the sponsor, stakeholders, and team members. I liked the tips for closing tasks quickly and preventing scope creep. Understanding team members (bits of psychology) and being your team's best fan are the first stepping stones for an efficient team, which the author promises to level up in his next book, Being a Project Leader. Generally, I think the book fits very well with professionals and non-project managers who lead their initiatives and private projects. The narration is superb!

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Must listen for PM

I can gladly recommend this book to new project managers or these who strive for excellence in their project management career! It is not enough to be a good project manager. Important to be an effective one! The book is full of useful tips and tricks on how to manage teams and projects successfully. So many new insights for my PM role! Thanks to the creators for this book!

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Win the PM game

A project manager’s role is similar to a sports coach. You can win only with your team. You have to focus on essential aspects, such as being a leader, planning the scope and time well, managing risks, and becoming a strong executor in closing tasks early. These are well developed in the book.

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Integrity, organized and never give up

The book shines in chapter 8, Level up your PM game. It brings advanced topics that can be used in other management fields as well. Working with integrity always pays off. Cheating is still a short-term strategy. Being organized first and then organize work for the team is something I have to improve. Sometimes I give up, especially when I see my results are not valued. I have to change my perspective.

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Avoid scope mistakes

As a perfectionist, I add other features and improvements to my “projects.” I call them projects even though I work on them mostly alone. The book is the right fit as it discusses how to close tasks effectively and avoid scope mistakes. I have to say “no” primarily to myself. 80% indeed means a project or assignment is generally complete, and most people are okay with it. This is the biggest added value for me.

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A great source for a job interview

I participated in several projects as a team member. I believe I can be a good project manager and lead them to meet the expectations. I know I would be asked what I would do to lead projects effectively in adverse situations. This book helped me to prepare well and impress during the interview. Thank you!

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WII-FM

Ready Set Agile created this radio station “What’s In It For Me” or WII-FM. Tune to the person you are speaking with and understand their needs and expectations. This is something that helps me to achieve more from meetings. The book contains everything for a project manager’s improvement, and I listened to it during commuting to work.

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Download the free bonus

Several chapters talk about improving relationships with stakeholders, sponsors, and team members and getting their support. The author created a checklist that shows which actions are common for all types of stakeholders and which for one group only. It is a good companion to change the game.

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Effective PMs do get their hands dirty

The quote in the title reflects what’s in the book. I like the project management profession because it is the most crucial tool to achieve strategic goals and is about working with people. Both require going entirely into the problems, not being afraid to make unpopular decisions, and lead the team.

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Career improvement

I have a broad management overview and experience. I participated in several projects and led many initiatives, managing the team, and process rather intuitively. I wanted to put them on a firm basis and become effective in this field. The book met my expectations and delivered what it promised.

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For professionals and non-project managers

This book gave me answers to why most projects did not succeed in our company. The author presents the essential skills the project manager needs and how they can improve the culture, gain support from the sponsor, stakeholders, and team members. I liked the tips for closing tasks quickly and preventing scope creep. Understanding team members (bits of psychology) and being your team's best fan are the first stepping stones for an efficient team, which the author promises to level up in his next book, Being a Project Leader. Generally, I think the book fits very well with professionals and non-project managers who lead their initiatives and private projects. The narration is superb!

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Avoid scope mistakes

As a perfectionist, I add other features and improvements to my “projects.” I call them projects even though I work on them mostly alone. The book is the right fit as it discusses how to close tasks effectively and avoid scope mistakes. I have to say “no” primarily to myself. 80% indeed means a project or assignment is generally complete, and most people are okay with it. This is the biggest added value for me.

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Nice one

If you are looking for a comprehensive, compelling, and easy-to-understand audiobook that will teach you the basic tenets of agile without oversimplifying the concepts behind it, then this is what you are searching for.