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Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone by Andy Crowe

By Andy Crowe

Debunking misconceptions surrounding winning venture managers, this resource builds upon a landmark survey of greater than 800 undertaking managers from all over the world to focus on the characteristics that cause them to stand out within the minds in their groups, senior managers, clients, and stakeholders.

Through in-depth interviews and discussions, the typical attributes of those elite undertaking managers—from personality and ideology to organizational approaches—are exposed and aid to provide an explanation for their achievements.

Painstakingly researched, this consultant bargains key insights by way of offering a number of views at the personality make-up of the world’s such a lot profitable venture managers.

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MEET THE ALPHAS Name: Thomas Age: 49 Industry: Commercial Software Thomas works for a commercial software company in the Southern United States, where he has been for twelve years. His projects focus on feature releases of software that often span several years between major deliverables. He holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Project Management. He is married with one adult child. “I have come to think about major projects as being like political campaigns.

It simply freezes time for a moment and examines the contents of the very complex machine of project management. Some components of this machine work better than others, and some do not work at all like we think they do. It is wise to remember that the top 2% did not get there by approaching project management the same way as everyone else or by doing their jobs exactly the THE ALPHA STUDY same way. Subsequent chapters in this book provide the reader with the opportunity to look at the art and science of project management from different perspectives.

Victor has worked with his current organization for three years, and prior to that, he worked for a competing company. He holds a Masters degree in Information Technology, and a Masters certificate in Project Management, and is married with two children. “Toward the end of some projects I’ve worked on, the managers made their teams work these really long hours. After the second or third time this happened, I just assumed that this was the way things went. Then I got to work with a manager who planned everything out really well and ran the team at a good pace the whole time, and we kept on schedule.

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