ABOUT THE BOOK
What I can promise is a book that is written in plain English and chapters that are jargon-free and designed to show you how to manage projects of all types whether they are small or large, local or global, in person or digital, and for any organization. This book will serve as a toolbox for anyone. This includes for example engineers, software developers, managers, and teachers, working across the board for any industry. It will create a structure for concepts you already know, and show you how to apply them properly. This will serve as a reference book to be used all the time when managing projects.
Today, project management requires that most startups and entrepreneurs must have great customer skills, technical skills, and management skills. They have to be adaptable and great communicators to be successful in their business (See diagram).
In this book, I outline how to effectively manage your small business as a project. Small business owners will benefit greatly by incorporating more discipline, structure, methodology, and processes into their businesses.
This will allow them to standardize and establish basic but effective procedures and processes, giving them more free time to spend with their family, on their hobbies, or exercise. For example, small business owners have found a great deal of success by using for example marketing and communication plan processes with good reporting structures. They can establish goals by key results to prioritize what’s most important for their business and what’s not.
Small business owners can also benefit from utilizing a procedure toolbox that will help them track and improve the success of their business. Key components of the toolbox with details include a Customer Relationship management system (CRM), Work Break Down Structure (WBS), Backlog, Roadmap, Business Strategy, and much more. An important benefit of this book is it allows small business owners to use their own methodology of project management but optimize it to be documented and directly applied to the business..
Demystifying Project Management: Project Management in Plain English for Startups is his first book.
There are so many certifications in Project Management. You DO NOT need all of the certificates to be a successful Project Manager. It would be best if you worked hard and got as much training as possible. The credentials will eventually come later and get you through the door for better opportunities. It depends on organizations, some may require you to have the PMP Certifications, CSM, and ITIL, while some don’t.
The point is that most folks who have PMP and other certifications are unfortunately, not qualified Project Managers. I would highly recommend focusing first on getting as much experience in project management before getting any certifications. Some of the resources for how to gain experience without credentials are on the website (see demystifyingprojectmanagement.com)