This book is about practical project management skills. Strategies for successfully engaging common project management phenomena. These are the collective observations and approaches I have developed over a 25-year career. Projects large and small—whether they’re work-related or something done at home—can all benefit.
Project phenomena are the strange things that happen during a project. Challenges and complexity injected into the effort, typically centered around communications and the people involved. And they happen over and over again. You may find yourself wondering if others are having the same experience. Yes, they are.
What is shared in this book is people-centric. It reveals the what and the why. Then it guides you in constructively engaging people in the real world.
There is value is in having a strategy-engaging project management phenomenon. The real win is understanding and delivering phenomena-derived synergies that cost nothing but deliver so much.
Acknowledging these repeating, people-centric phenomena, and the opportunity they represent is the first step. What follows is developing skills to leverage the human equation and ultimately deliver success.
This is the Streetsmart Project Management path to making The art of getting things done your own.
About Erik Lange
Lifelong resident of Wisconsin. Erik dropped out of high school after completing the 9th grade. He then went on to complete two associates degrees at Fox Valley Technical College, a bachelors in Electrical Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering, and an MBA at Marquette University. During his educational journey, Erik received an Honorable Discharge for six years of service in the Army Reserve.
?Avid reader of science fiction and a Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer 40k gamer. He thought of writing a book someday but never considered himself author material. Comments from colleagues on the quality of his writing changed that and he started writing his first fiction novel in 2016.
?His career includes calibration technician, plant engineer, and technical sales. Suffering from OCD that drives him to complete tasks, a colleague gave him the nickname, “The Sledgehammer.” He summarizes the techniques developed to support his project management successes into his first non-fiction effort.
Erik resides in Jackson Wisconsin with his wife and two sons.