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This book is the practical guide that addresses the “soft” project management skills that are so essential to successful project, program, and portfolio management. Through a storytelling approach, the authors explain the necessary skills, and how to use them, to create an environment that supports project success. They demonstrate both the “why” and the “how” of creatively applying soft project management skills in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiations, change management, and more. The book integrates theory and application, humor and passion, and concepts and examples drawn from the authors’ experiences as well as from contributors who share their stories. The concepts are easy to understand, universal, powerful, and readily applicable. There is no complicated model to understand before practicing what you learn…or wish you had learned when starting your career. Achieve greater results through changed thinking in a way that is simple and immediately actionable! Content: Front Matter Introduction Preface • Table of Contents 1. Leadership and Management Skills 2. The Role of Humor and Fun 3. Personal Skills 4. Project Management Skills 5. Environment Skills 6. Organization Skills 7. Negotiating Skills 8. Political Skills 9. Conflict Management Skills 10. Sales Skills 11. Change Management Skills 12. Market and Customer Knowledge Epilogue • References and Resources Index
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