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The Accidental Project Manager : Surviving the Transition from Techie to Manager - Patricia Ensworth

The Accidental Project Manager

Surviving the Transition from Techie to Manager

Paperback Published: 26th July 2001
ISBN: 9780471410119
Number Of Pages: 288

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Why do so many software projects fail? The reality is that many of these projects are led by programmers or developers thrown into the role of project manager without the necessary skills or training to see a project through successfully. Patricia Ensworth has written a hands-on survival guide designed to rescue the "accidental project manager" and help them to quickly ramp up on all key areas involved in software project management. This book provides a no-nonsense, jargon-free approach to getting the job done. With the help of useful templates, checklists, and sample forms, as well as pointers to essential resources, Ensworth gives concise, easy-to-understand advice on everything needed to hit the ground running--including phases of project development, role assignment in the development team, the tools of the trade, and criteria for success.

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"The Accidental Project Manager" by Patricia Ensworth is a survival guide for the person who suddenly becomes a software project leader without preparation. -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author.




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On Blueprints and Leaps of Faith.

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A View of the Forest.

Governor and Legislator.

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Step Right Up, Ladies and Gentlemen...

The Conductor Taps the Baton.

All Hands on Deck!


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At Cruising Altitude.

Back in Base Camp.


ISBN: 9780471410119
ISBN-10: 047141011X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th July 2001
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 19.7  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1