The One Page Project Manager for IT Projects: Communicate and Manage Any Project With A Single Sheet of Paper (Anglais) Broché – 15 août 2008
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In The One–Page Project Manager, Clark Campbell showed managers how to reduce any project no matter how big or complicated to a simple, one–page document perfect for expressing essential details, communicating those details to upper management, and tracking progress. Now, this uncommonly practical guide offers the same concise thinking and practical guidance to IT project managers. Fully adaptable to virtually any project in your organization, The One–Page Project Manager for IT Projects is the ultimate tool for overworked IT managers who understand the value of simplicity.
Praise for Clark Campbell′s The One–Page Project Manager
"Clark Campbell has done it again. . . . created another OPPM (One–Page Project Manager) winner! What would it be worth to you to ensure all of your IT projects delivered the expected value? Clark describes a high–level methodology and tool to help you achieve this goal."
from the Foreword by Dave Berg, former chief information officer, IBM, Unisys, and Sun Microsystems
"Provides a proven process for project management that significantly improves the chances that the project will be completed on time, on budget, and on target."
Steven C. Wheelwright, PhD, Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Director of Publications Activities, Harvard Business School
"If you′ve ever needed to manage several projects at once, you know the dilemma: there has to be a better way to track the projects quickly, concisely, and reliably,but finding and learning that better way always seems too tedious, costly, or complicated. This book solves that problem."
Frank Luby, author and Partner, Simon–Kucher & Partners
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If you haven't read his first book, "The One-Page Project Manager," then the first chapter brings you up to date on the gist of that book. The second chapter is targeted to CIOs to capture their interest. The remainder then discusses the OPPM approach in a variety of customizations for various IT types of projects as well as managing the use of consultants in projects. While each project should not customize the template (which would make reading many formats confusing), the author encourages companies to tweak the format when needed since the OPPM exists to serve the project and not the other way around.
Stakeholders in addition to those at upper management levels will benefit from the simplicity of the OPPM format and the status at a glance.
Templates and completed samples of the spreadsheets are available for free download from [...] Check it out.
The basic concept of trying to manage a project with one page is great. The concept proposed is that as the project gets more complex and can be broken into sub-projects, these are then elaborated using their own 'one-page'.
The practical application and other sections of the book contain some simple and useful approaches. I particularly like Clark Campbell's categorization of the various types of personnel he would choose for a project to ensure a high functioning team. Most of the material I found somewhat simple; which is good if you're looking for a basic text to help with project management but if you're a crusty PM veteran seems somewhat light in substance.
While I may not utilize the template Campbell has defined, I took away from this book some ideas for enabling simpler communication and reporting for project status. This was a good book but I was left wanting a little more when I was done.
The real value of the One Page Project Manager template lies in the fact that it is so comprehensive, addressing all of the five essential components of a project (Tasks, Timeline, Cost (both budget and actual), Objectives and Ownership) as well as simple to read, understand, and use as your primary communication tool.
There is no doubt that a responsible project manager would compile all of the data contained in the One Page Project Manager, but, if they are anything like me, they would have a thick folder in which it is all stored; definitely not the easiest way to lay your hands on any requested information quickly and gracefully. Using this tool provides two major benefits. One, in its construction, the project manager and team members must think through and organize the project, providing them with an in-depth understanding of the project's objectives, tasks, ownership, etc. and two, it allows upper management to follow the status of even a large project at a glance.
As Clark Campbell mentions, in order for this tool to become the definitive tool for communicating project status within your organization, project managers and top level managers and executives really must buy into its use. Mr. Campbell is quickly becoming a sought after speaker on the subject of The One Page Project Manager. Having participated in one of his workshops recently, I am happy to say that he was informative and entertaining. He provided, in a half day workshop, the opportunity for the attendees to actually work through the creation of a One Page Project Manager, learn how to create and populate each section of the One Page Project Manager, understand how it is used it in an extensive project (one that was successfully completed in his company), to handle complexities that may arise in a complex project within the existing structure, with some variances.
To position yourself to speed along the learning curve of this essential tool and to get widespread buy-in of the One Page Project Manager within your organization, I highly recommend both the book and attendance at one of Mr. Campbell's excellent speaking engagements.
I mean wtf~~ Why did I pay 20 bucks for this book when it contains things I already know.
I was expecting someting revolutionary, but IT IS JUST A GANTT CHART!
And the excel version of it isn't even free for those who bought the book.
What's next? The one-page project manager for industrial products?
to track your learning progress?
Seriously, this guy is just making money out of nothing.