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The Essence of Project Management

The 20% that creates 80% of the value

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Language:  English
This book "cuts through the muck" of endless Project Management Books with carefully picked "Golden Nuggets" of information from the author´s own knowledge and experience.
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  1. The Reasons for Project Management Failure 
    1. The Three Villains 
    2. The Three Heroes 
  2. The Project Management Context 
    1. Vision, Strategy, Programme, Portfolio, Project & Tasks 
    2. Project Frameworks and Certifications 
  3. Key Project Management Tools 
    1. The Project Management Compass 
    2. The Project Management Toolbox – Mechanics 
    3. The Project Management Toolbox – Leadership 
  4. Concluding Remarks 

This book "cuts through the muck" of endless Project Management Books with carefully picked "Golden Nuggets" of information from the author's own knowledge and experience. Using a funnel approach, this book will introduce some over-arching concepts and important contexts, such as the connections with Business Strategy, Stage Gate Project Models and Portfolio Management Office, and then focus in on the key Project Management Tools.

About the author

Patrick Jonsson has a double degree from Stockholm School of Economics, has lived in eight countries around the globe and has had an international life and career. Throughout his whole career he has been running Projects and been involved in many types of projects both on the business and IT side. It was after putting together a pragmatic and well-functioning Portfolio Management Office in a complex matrix structure that he decided to write this book. Patrick is half Swedish, half Irish and married to a Danish woman. He currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and is working as Market Manager owning the whole Supply Chain perspective in a company within Building Distribution.

Patrick Johnsson

Patrick Jonsson grew up in the Swedish woods in an Irish-Swedish family. He is a dedicated and passionate achiever with an international background and has a double degree in International Business with focus on Economics.

In 2006, Patrick joined a European Graduate Trainee Program with rotations in Bedford in the UK, Philadelphia in the USA and then to Denmark where he currently works.

He has eight years of Change Management and Project Management experience both as a Project Manager and Department Manager. With hands-on experience from a bottom-up Trainee Program, Patrick is passionate about self-development and development of others.

Tom is an experienced, multilingual manager whose roles have taken him from his roots in the UK to Siberia and most places in between. With almost 10 years’ experience in Sales, Process Improvement and People Management Tom is a passionate believer in improvement and development.

The Trainee Program Guide is the culmination of a three year project between them. The aim of the book is to tackle the issue of Graduate Programs in a general sense, using the authors’ own experiences, mistakes and achievements to provide advice and guidance in the early stages of working life.