Making Things Happen. Mastering Project Management. Scott Berkun. O’ REILLY8. Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Koln • Paris • Sebastopol • Taipei • Tokyo. Making Things Happen doesn’t cite specific methods, but focuses on Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on. Available in: Paperback. In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a.

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The book makes an effort to recognize that processes should support the workers, not the other way around, so the topics are not obsessed with schedules and charts and the rigidity you find in most pm books.

Aug 11, Jackson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Through his life at Microsoft, Scott gained a lot of experience, not just by managing people, but through watching others do. This is must read for everyone who wants to get things done and plan better in any business! Would anyone recommend me this book is this is a problem im stuggling with? But remember, in any schedule you are trying to predict the future and this is always rather difficult.

Making Things Happen

It’s not tied to any particular technique or methodology. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Project management is a core business skill that every successful business professional must learn. Also make sure you only make decisions on things you need to make decisions begkun.


Quotes from Making Things Happen. This learning from the past also berrkun from different professions. A recruiter from Microsoft recommended it to me, saying if I would like to know something about project management, I don’t want to miss this book. I want to read this book cause my lecturer.

Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management – Scott Berkun – Google Books

Remember, and this is why we have short sprints, communication is still the biggest problem, see Tower of Babel as a story. In terms of why lists are important, he says that you need something simple to know that the most important thing gets done first. Berkub work we don’t really have project managers, in fact they try to keep responsibility as diffuse as possible. Part One focuses on the planning process, and discusses the usual planning and scheduling, but also adds some very valuable material on why you need a vision, what constitutes a good vision, Where good ideas come from, and how to use them.

The truth about schedules. If you’re doing any agile or feature driven development, this will be very useful.

Otherwise, continue for a summary of the book, which is unique to me though. See 1 question about Making Things Happen…. Scott Berkun proposes an alternative, more casual and empirical approach to Project Management, and many elements of this book highlight that, from the hand-drawn diagrams to the chapter titles and of course the writing style.

It is inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, and definitely the one book that you and your team need to have within arm’s reach throughout the life of your project.


An excellent book that talks about Project Management from beginning to end. True North by Bill George www.

Review: ‘Making Things Happen’ by Scott Berkun

Topics in this new edition include: Bh took a class in software management and the professor used this book as the textbook. The result is a pleasant read that feels lightweight yet deep. Writing the good vision. Jan 26, Tyson Titensor added it.

It has some great tips and tricks, even if some of it is a bit straightforward. The value com Excellent book.

Review of Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun – Oliver Thylmann’s Thoughts

So what is the truth about schedules? It also demystifies project management and speaks to it at a level where anyone thinhs grasp its basics. Apr 10, Pete Aven rated it really liked it Recommends it for: By the end, you’ll feel like sallying forth into your project meeting armed with a whiteboard, dry-erase marker, and flexible confidence. A lot of useful information here. Scott Berkun also has a very good Blog to follow. Scott shows us the heart and soul of project management: Good introduction to Project management.

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