Breaking the Rules of Project Management

Version: Unabridged
Author: Paul Bergman
Narrator: Paul Bergman
Genres: Business & Economics, Instructional, Management & Leadership
Publisher: Multi-Media Publications Inc.
Published In: November 2005
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
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Trying to apply project management in a "paint by numbers" fashion does not work. With all the rules and guidelines of project management, one still cannot anticipate project success if only everything were done according to the rule book. Sometimes, the most successful project is a result of knowing when project management rules should be followed, and when they should be broken.

This recording will explore some of the more common project management rules and guidelines, and it will discuss what conditions might warrant a variation from these rules. Specific topics covered include:

  • Activity durations
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Communications
  • Stakeholders

Reviews (2)

Good PM information

Written by Natalie on August 22nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The basics of this audio are that nocive PM's, or those who just got their certifications or just took classes, are used to sticking strictly to the PMBOK rules. However, experienced PM's know that the PMBOK is just a standard set of rules, and all rules may need to be broken upon different situations. Although you should follow the PMBOK as much as you can, because it's industry standards, there are times when a project will need to move forward not according to plan. You cannot be too rigid and must be flexible after assessing the risks involved. Overall, a good, easy, short listen for those interested in the PM topic.

Don't waste your time with this 1 CD recorded siminar

Written by Anonymous on November 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Not worth the time. This is some sort of seminar that is recorded and if you know project Management or even if you are just starting off, it does tell you anything new. A total waste of time. You can get better podcast on the web.