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Accidental Agile Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Iterations

When a manager is pressed to find an agile project manager for an important client, he looks to Siwan Sero, our to-be hero. He introduces Siwan to Harry Heldenmacher, a noted project management consultant. Harry introduces Siwan to the PROJECT management method and spends seven iterations with her to prepare.

Designed to increase success, this book is for accidental and new project managers, beginning project management learners, and those exploring project management careers or looking for a refresher. Told in the form of a business fable, concepts are put in everyday terms and stories make it more memorable.

Everything you need to get started in an easy-to-read book. Each chapter includes a project management tip, reading selections from the Agile Practice Guide and the PMBOK® Guide, and additional learning resources. A set of more than a dozen ready-to-use templates is available online.

Paperback ASIN: 0989377091
Kindle ASIN: B08L168NTJ

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Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days

When a manager is pressed to find a project manager for an important client, he looks to Rhett Sero, our to-be hero. He introduces Rhett to Heda Heldenmacher, a noted project management consultant. Heda introduces Rhett to the PROJECT methodology and spends seven days with him to prepare.

Designed to increase success, this book is for accidental and new project managers, beginning project management learners, and those exploring project management careers or looking for a refresher. Told in the form of a business fable, concepts are put in everyday terms and stories make it more memorable.

Everything you need to get started in an easy-to-read book. Each chapter includes a project management tip, reading selections from the PMBOK® Guide, and additional learning resources. A set of more than a dozen ready-to-use templates is available online.

Paperback ASIN: 171879293X
Kindle ASIN: B07F714CMN

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Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty

Risk Assessment Framework:
Successfully Navigating Uncertainty

All initiatives start with uncertainty, creating consequences ranging from unfulfilled plans to total organizational failure. Yet ongoing research has shown risk management to be a frequently neglected area of planning.

A framework is a simple, basic conceptual structure of a process, modifiable to fit the needs and circumstances of initiatives, whether they be projects, programs, operations, or even a collection of activities. Strong frameworks allow an organization to change and weather changes quickly. A good framework is usable by a small initiative, but is also usable across the organization and organizations.

Risk Assessment Framework provides a complete framework and a recommended means of implementation to establish a complete, reusable, and sustainable risk management methodology for any initiative. Tools, templates, forms, and guidance provide support for the implementation of the framework.

UPDATE March 2020: Ray named as #8 of Top 50 Global Thought Leaders on Risk Management by Thinkers360.

UPDATE DECEMBER 2020: Thinkers 360 named Risk Assessment Framework one of the 50 Books from Thought Leaders You Should Read in 2021. Check out the list.

Paperback ASIN:0989377075
Kindle ASIN: B07ZML9GW5

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Sumith Kahanda, Ph.D., M.SC., P.Eng., PMP, CSSGB

Project Manager, SaskWater
Saskatoon, Canada

Thanks, Ray, for allowing me to review Accidental Agile Project Manager. Ray, you have done a great job with this book. I like the conversational style you have used in the book to present agile project management's fundamental concepts. It is easy to read and understand. Yes, this is truly meant for accidental agile project managers. Great work!

Lorelie M Kaid, PMP, MBA, CCMP, CSP, CSPO

VP, Enterprise Project Management, WSECU

As someone who has been in the project management world my entire career, Ray has done a great job of capturing the importance of Risk Management in the process of executing an effort.  With every industry and organization, there will be subtle shifts in the pieces used, but Ray has captured the core elements (like a recipe) that you will need to succeed and minimize the overall risk for any effort.

Oliver F. Lehmann, MSc, PMP

Project Management Trainer, Author, and Speaker
Munich, Germany

Ray is part of the international bedrock of project management. With this book's focus on risk management, he helps project managers bring predictability and order into their projects and get prepared for situations when this is not possible.

Seasoned PMs will benefit from a streamlined framework that helps navigate an often-confusing set of tasks, whose mastery can make the difference between success and failure of a project.

Bob Jewell, PMP

PM Consultant, Teacher, and Author, Omega Leadership Group, LLC

Ray's done a fantastic and thorough job of addressing the topic of risk management. You'll find the tools outlined in the book to be very helpful in reducing the uncertainty associated with project risk.

PM Framework Micro Guide - Sixth Edition

A brief introduction or review of project management, based on the knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Great for CAPM® and PMP® Exam review.  Booklet as a secure PDF for download.

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An Introduction to Project Payments

Apr 18, 2021

Skills All Project Managers Need in Life and Business

Apr 11, 2021

Weekly PM Tips

PPC Group, LLC publishes weekly "PM Tips", aimed at adding to the knowledge of aspiring, new, and accidental project managers.  With a wide variety of topics, these popular tips are read thousands of times each week.  You can find them on our blog, LinkedIn, and our business Facebook page, and select other pages and groups.

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Contributions to Other Books

Ray has contributed portions of two other international bestselling books:

Say Yes to Project Success

by Sripriya Narayanasamy and Karthik Ramamurthy

Do you need help in the form of proven practical tips and techniques to help you confidently deliver project success?  This book will certainly help you. As one of the 108 experts from 119 countries, Ray contributed an expert risk tip.

Paperback ASIN: 1947949039
Kindle ASIN: B076B88H2V


Transform Your Project Leadership

by Naomi Caietti

An exceptional book that will give you the confidence to lead successful projects. A must-read for those who wish to learn key leadership behaviors and competencies, step into a leadership role to manage projects, programs, and portfolios and develop career goals by working with key advisors to begin your leadership journey.  Ray contributed a chapter on conflict resolution.

Paperback ASIN: 0960056505
Kindle ASIN: B07L45NKYT

Say Yes to Project Success / Transform Your Project Leadership
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