The Complete Project Manager:
Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills
We are pleased to announce that Berrett-Koehler Publishers recently released a new Second Edition of The Complete Project Manager!
Instructors: Randall Englund (USA) and Alfonso Bucero (Spain)
22 – 25 March 2021 PMI SeminarsWorld VIRTUAL
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17 – 20 May 2021 PMI SeminarsWorld VIRTUAL
7 – 10 December, 2020 Las Vegas, NV (PMI SeminarsWorld) ON HOLD
5 – 8 October 2020, Seattle, WA (PMI NA Global Conference) VIRTUAL
18 – 21 May 2020, Pittsburgh, PA (PMI SeminarsWorld – cancelled due to virus)
Randall L. Englund
Executive Consultant, Englund Project Management Consultancy
Managing Partner, BUCERO PM Consulting
To advance beyond a plateau in career development requires skills in working with people. Success in any environment largely depends upon completing successful projects, and successful projects get done by skilled project managers and teams, supported by effective project sponsors.
Integration of knowledge and skills makes the difference in achieving optimized outcomes. People embracing The Complete Project Manager mindset integrate key people, team, business, technical, and organizational skills.
This material poses an organic analog from molecular chemistry and shares insights, experiences, and examples intended to motivate action towards embracing an integrated approach to the complete project manager.
While many professionals develop their craft through advanced education and on the job experiences, there comes a time when an enhanced skill set and a new perspective about working with people is necessary in order to advance to the next level of performance. How do you move beyond this plateau? Read more….Get white paper THE COMPLETE PM Highlights.
Career portals may look upon large plateaus which symbolize being stuck doing the same things over and over again, with seemingly little progress. Distant mountains represent challenges that, if we chose to address them, move us to new career heights. Expanding a complete project manager mindset can move us forward.
The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills, Second Edition
Get proven procedures to overcome project challenges
The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills 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 Complete Project Manager 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! This guide has an accompanying workbook, The Complete Project Manager’s Toolkit, sold separately.
Leadership and Management Skills • The Role of Humor and Fun • Personal Skills • Project Skills • Environment Skills • Organization Skills • Negotiating Skills • Political Skills • Conflict Management Skills • Sales Skills • Change Management Skills • Market and Customer Knowledge
About the Authors:
Randall L. Englund, MBA, BSEE, NPDP, CBM, is an author, speaker, trainer, professional facilitator, and consultant for the Englund Project Management Consultancy (www.englundpmc.com). Formerly he was a senior project manager at Hewlett-Packard. He facilitates project management seminars for the Project Management Institute and other professional associations and teaches university courses. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award in 2013 and the Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award in 2018.
Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI Fellow, is the founder and managing partner of BUCERO PM Consulting (www.abucero.com), where he serves as an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. He was a senior project manager at Hewlett-Packard Spain. He received a Distinguished Contribution Award in 2010 and was designated a Fellow in 2011 by the Project Management Institute. Alfonso received the PMI Project Management Excellence Award in 2017.
The Project Management Journal, December 2012, page 113, reviews The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills. Click PM Journal review 21311_ftpw to read the review.
The Complete Project Manager’s Toolkit
©2012, 7” x 10” softcover, 203 pages
By: Randall Englund and Alfonso Bucero
Here Are the Tools to Project Management Success
This companion to The Complete Project Manager provides the tools you need to integrate key people, organizational, and technical skills. The core book establishes that success in any environment depends largely upon completing successful projects; this book gives you the means and methods to meet that goal. The hands-on, action-oriented tools in this book will help you develop a complete set of skills—the right set for you to excel in today’s competitive environment.
The Complete Project Manager’s Toolkit will enable you to implement the easy-to-understand, universal, powerful, and immediately applicable concepts presented in The Complete Project Manager. You may already be aware of what you need to do; this book supplies the how through:
· Examples of real people applying the concepts.
Use these tested methods to overcome environmental, personal, social, organizational, and business barriers to successful project management!
Although The Complete Project Manager’s Toolkit can be used as a stand-alone book, it is designed to complement The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills.
An online Toolkit may be ordered and downloaded from Englundpmc.com/Shop.
AssessmentsThe above is a quick assessment tool for The Complete Project Manager. Score 1 (low) near inner circle to 7 (high) near outer circle. Draw connecting lines to form a spider diagram: Compare strengths/development opportunities with others and form an action plan for professional development.
“The spider diagram is a great visual tool to not only see strengths and weaknesses, but to grasp how the areas all interconnect and strengthen each other. A spider’s web is stronger than the sum of individual strands because of the interconnections. So, too, is our Project Management performance stronger by having all the skills used together.”
Click tcpm_survey v2019e for a detailed questionnaire pdf file.
“The CPMASI is a phenomenal and all-encompassing tool to achieve this goal of understanding team competency and this would help in times of task delegation or choosing roles for a negotiation in the project. In conclusion, the tool can be useful in a myriad of implementations, and I believe it goes well beyond simple personality metrics and really addresses core competencies in the most useful way possible.”