Published in the Handbook of People in Project Management

Well who would’ve thought it, I only went and got a chapter I wrote published in a proper book for grown-ups.

A photo of my chapter in the book with cover pic of the book placed in the bottom right hand corner.
Proud to have got this sentence in print “My alarm is screeching at me like a banshee from hell and my cat is punching my face”

I wrote Chapter 30 of The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management entitled “Managing daily routines: a day in the life of a project manager” and I’d like to thank Lindsay and Dennis for the opportunity :)

In my chapter, I interweave my advice on ways for Project Managers to optimise their workday while also giving a very realistic timeline of what a Project Manager’s day is like in the web development industry.

Obviously I can’t post the chapter here and so to read how I managed to talk about feeding my violent cat in all of this I guess you’re just going to have to buy it aren’t you.

Buy The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management at Amazon.

About the book

The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management is a unique and rich compilation of over 60 chapters about project management roles and the people who sponsor, manage, work in or are otherwise important to project success.

With Lindsay Scott’s expert knowledge and experience in this field and Dennis Lock’s contributions and meticulous editing, the Handbook is a complete guide to the various human dimensions involved in projects.

It covers everyone involved in projects – the stakeholders – including those funding or sponsoring the project and those involved in its delivery; the people-issues that are specific to different sectors of the organization (public, private and third sector); the organization of people, both real and virtual; the different roles associated with projects; the relationship between people and the project environment; the human behaviours and skills associated with working collaboratively; and the HR issues including all aspects of how to manage talent for projects.

Part 1: Management and organisation

  • People and project management, Donnie McNicol
  • Successes and failures of people in projects, Todd Williams
  • Project lifecycles, Dennis Lock
  • Project sponsors, Karsten Isenbeck and Joel Friedman
  • Corporate managers’ support for the project manager, Dennis Lock
  • Project management in the private sector, Susan de Sousa
  • People in public sector projects, Jon Hyde and David Sawyer
  • Project management in the third sector, John Cropper
  • Introduction to project organisation structures, Dennis Lock
  • Managing in matrix and more complex organizations, Dennis Lock
  • International projects, Jean Binder
  • Managing people in virtual project organisations, Penny Pullan
  • The creative organization, Geof Cox

Part 2: People in and around the project environment

  • Project stakeholders, Guy Giffin
  • People in senior project roles, George Jucan
  • People in supporting roles, George Jucan
  • The project office environment, Dennis Lock
  • The construction working environment, Steve Lewis
  • The workplace of the future, Colin Stuart

Part 3: Improving project teams and their people

  • Identifying and building key relationships, Neil Walker
  • Creating and changing a project team, Andy Jordan
  • Building relationships through influencing, Mark Rodgers
  • Managing conflict in projects, Peter Simon and Fred Murray Webster
  • Cross-cultural relationships, Jean Binder
  • Project communications, Jo Anne Sweeney
  • Behavioural traits: a research paper, Paul Giammalvo
  • Ethics in project management, William A. Moylan
  • Leadership, Alfonso Bucero
  • Conducting one’s self in project management, Dennis Lock
  • Managing daily routines: a day in the life of a project manager, Sam Barnes (woohoo!)
  • Management theorists in the 20th century, Dennis Lock
  • Team development, Elisabeth Goodman
  • Motivating people in projects, Bernardo Tirado
  • Conduct of meetings, Dennis Lock

Part 4: Developing the individual

  • Learning and training: part 1, Dave Davis
  • Learning and training: part 2, Dave Davis
  • Self-development, Edward Wallington
  • Developing competency, Dennis Lock and John Cornish
  • Developing project management capability, Tim Ellis
  • Coaching and mentoring, Kevin Dolling and Paul Girling

Part 5: Project staffing and hrm issues

  • Scheduling people for a single project, Dennis Lock
  • Resource planning for people in a projects company, Dennis Lock
  • Recruitment, Lindsay Scott
  • Legal issues, Peter Harrington
  • Pay and rewards for project management work, Lindsay Scott
  • Performance appraisals, Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott
  • Employment termination: Letting people go, Lindsay Scott
  • Advice for project managers on the employment of supplementary (temporary) workers, Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott

Part 6: More Specialised topics

  • Managing the people side of change, Brian Richardson
  • Neuro linguistic programming, Ranjit Sidhu
  • Positive psychology, Jocelyn C. Davis
  • Industrial psychology, Bernard Tirado
  • Emotional intelligence in project management, Deanne Earle
  • Managing social communications, Elizabeth Harrin
  • Empathy in project management, Geoff Crane
  • Creativity, Alicia Arnold
  • The hero project managers, Andy Jordan
  • Human traits and behaviours in project management, Kevin Dolling, Paul Girling and Joanna Reynolds
  • Career paths in project management, Jason Price
  • Project management certification: taking charge locally, Michael Greer
  • Stress and project management: maintaining high performance, Steven Flannes
  • Teams and spirituality in project management, Judi Neal and Alan Harpham
  • Education and qualification in project management, Lindsay Scott and Peter Simon

That’s right, there are a shit load of chapters in this almighty publication!