Taming Wicked Projects

Version: Unabridged
Author: Amy Schwab
Narrator: Amy Schwab
Genres: Business & Economics, Instructional
Publisher: Multi-Media Publications Inc.
Published In: November 2005
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
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In today's chaotic organizational environments, project specifications, resources, and sponsorship change at the drop of a stock price. In times like this, it's tempting to curse our projects as wicked or blame ourselves for not being able to tame these unpredictable and uncontrollable "beasts." In wild times, our projects are better served by accepting their real nature and by embracing techniques to deal with our projects' essentially unpredictable and uncontrollable dispositions. In this audiobook, we distinguish project wickedness from project fuzziness and introduce more effective strategies for embracing your fuzzy projects.

You will learn:

  • The difference between traditional flat-earth and wickedly fuzzy projects
  • When flat-earth project management nearly guarantees project wickedness
  • The key strategies for embracing project fuzziness
  • How to help others deal more effectively with the upsetting ambiguity of fuzzy projects

Reviews (2)

The Worst Speaker!

Written by Natalie from Midlothian, VA on November 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

OK, the content of this CD was decent, but the lady who was the speaker was SO horrible! She spoke slow, was very boring, her attempts of comparing dogs/cats and projects was bad....The sound quality on this CD was bad too - very low. You also couldn't hear ANYTHING the audience stated in questions or comments because the micorphone was too far away and the speaker didn't repeat it. Not worth the listen...I would have rather read the material in physical form.

You've got better things to do with your time than listen to this...

Written by David Land on January 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

A terrible "live" recording of the kind of business seminar I always find myself wishing I hadn't bothered to attend. The publisher would have been much better off having the author record a studio version of this material and cut it down by about half.