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Real Project Management


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Real Project Management reveals the most pressing challenges of modern global project managers and provides the strategies you need to ensure your project or programme delivers long term benefits.

Table of Contents

  • Section - ONE: Legacy;
    • Chapter - 01: History (now and then);
    • Chapter - 02: Is everyone a project manager?;
    • Chapter - 03: The evolution of success;
    • Chapter - 04: Knowing how to keep developing;
  • Section - TWO: Challenges;
    • Chapter - 05: The real project world;
    • Chapter - 06: Communication;
    • Chapter - 07: Virtuality;
    • Chapter - 08: Time;
    • Chapter - 09: Executive sponsoring;
    • Chapter - 10: Strategic connection;
    • Chapter - 11: Complexity of projects;
    • Chapter - 12: Lessons learned;
    • Chapter - 13: Training and support;
    • Chapter - 14: Succession planning;
    • Chapter - 15: Out of control;
  • Section - THREE: Multi-generations;
    • Chapter - 16: Language and reality;
    • Chapter - 17: Opportunity and progress;
  • Section - FOUR: The future;
    • Chapter - 18: Beyond today;
    • Chapter - 19: The attraction challenge;
    • Chapter - 20: Legacy;
    • Chapter - 21: End note;
  • Section - FIVE: Tips for success;
    • Chapter - 22: Real project management tips

About the Author

Peter Taylor is a popular keynote speaker around the world with more than 200 speaking engagements in the past three years, in over 20 countries. A member of the Project Management Institute and the Association for Project Management, he regularly runs workshops through the International Project Management Association, the Project Management Institute and many other project management communities around the world. He also acts as an independent consultant working with some of the major organizations in the world coaching executive sponsors, PMO leaders and project managers. Peter has over 25 years of experience in project management and is the author of Leading Successful PMOs and The Lazy Project Manager.


"Real Project Management is not 'shelf-ware', it is 'now-ware' -- a book which should be read NOW! Peter Taylor has captured perfectly the current mood and reality of the project and programme profession, and translated it into a fast-moving read which every project manager, from 'senior' to generation Y, should read. If you work in the project field or need to work with someone who is, read this book." * Stephen Carver, Project & Programme Management, Cranfield University School of Management *
"This book is great material that can be read several times serving as an important self-assessment for your professional development." * Alex Marques, PM World Journal *
"The author has managed to find a fresh approach to what is otherwise a fairly well trodden pathway, providing quite an interesting look at the problems and challenges that project management can face within the enterprise." * Darren Ingram, Darren Ingram Media *
"A great, enjoyable and informative read. A very good read with lots of input from other experts in the PM world as well as case studies and interesting data. My recommendation: Buy this book! You won't be sorry. And the readers should not be limited just to project managers. The information contained within will be helpful to PMs and PMO directors, of course. But it will also be of great value to resource managers, CIOs, CEOs and any project stakeholders or organizational resource that can learn from good project management material and principles. If you ask me, this includes just about everyone in the business world today." * Brad Egeland, Workamajig *
"Taylor surveys both new and experienced project managers to identify their top challenges and offer his characteristic brand of efficient and effective solutions. Between his astute observations of the past, present, and future of project management, and his genius tips for combating common management challenges, Taylor's new book gets our enthusiastic recommendation." * Emily Bonnie, Wrike.com *

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