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Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone by Andy Crowe

By Andy Crowe

Debunking misconceptions surrounding winning venture managers, this resource builds upon a landmark survey of greater than 800 undertaking managers from worldwide to spotlight the features that lead them to stand out within the minds in their groups, senior managers, consumers, and stakeholders.

Through in-depth interviews and discussions, the typical attributes of those elite undertaking managers—from personality and ideology to organizational approaches—are exposed and support to provide an explanation for their achievements.

Painstakingly researched, this advisor bargains key insights via supplying a number of views at the personality make-up of the world’s so much winning venture managers.

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Kyle is married with four children. “My job requires me to be super detail-focused. If one small thing gets overlooked, then it could cost my company a lot of money, as well as a lot of jobs. We have a pretty involved process in place for making sure nothing gets missed, but the real trick for me is to make sure we have a well-rounded team in place. I am not the most detail-oriented person in the world, so I make sure I have those people on the team. ” 39 40 ALPHA PROJECT MANAGERS Name: Lori Age: 33 Industry: Strategic Outsourcing Tied for the position of the youngest Alpha, Lori works for a strategic outsourcing company on the West Coast of the United States.

It simply freezes time for a moment and examines the contents of the very complex machine of project management. Some components of this machine work better than others, and some do not work at all like we think they do. It is wise to remember that the top 2% did not get there by approaching project management the same way as everyone else or by doing their jobs exactly the THE ALPHA STUDY same way. Subsequent chapters in this book provide the reader with the opportunity to look at the art and science of project management from different perspectives.

THE ALPHA STUDY While there are many other factors discussed throughout this book, the previous ten aspects made up the backbone of the Alpha ranking. The composite scores were tallied, and the top 2% were selected, and although many items of interest were measured in the Alpha Study, many more were not. The reader will not find any statistics about race, geographical trends, religious affiliation, or political leaning. One of the more glaring omissions from this study was the effect of project management certification on a project manager’s ranking.

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