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Working Up to Project Management:
How Crushing Rocks at the Asphalt Plant
Prepared Me for Government Work

by Dwayne Phillips

ISBN: 0-932633-66-8  
©2007 (forthcoming)   216 pages   softcover  
$37.95 (includes $6.00 for U.S. shipping by UPS)

Subject(s): Team Management

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Learn the Trade Secrets
of Successful Managers

About the Book

To do a job well, you need the right tools for the job, as any skilled tradesperson will tell you.

Project managers, however, do not have a standard set of tools. In fact, sometimes they have to make their own.

In Working Up to Project Management, Dwayne Phillips describes the tools and techniques he first encountered as a laborer at an asphalt plant, working summers during college. These lessons guided him as he went on to a successful career as a systems developer, IT manager, consultant, and author.

From a unique synthesis of two work environments -- an asphalt plant and a white-collar office building -- Phillips helps managers develop tools from their environments and construct a management approach that works.

Topics include:

  • matching tools to environments
  • learning through experience
  • working with and through people
  • chanceŅand riskŅat work
  • and much more

Insights From the Book

"In this book, I attempt to pass along lessons I learned from working at an asphalt plant. If you remember little else from of this book, please remember the following chief lessons:

  1. I can learn something anywhere.
  2. I can learn something from anyone.

"I hope these remain true for me, for the remainder of my life, and I hope you can apply them as well."

—from the Introduction

Dorset House Catalog, 8/07 (~1.3MB PDF)
This Book's Flyer (PDF)

Also Recommended

The Deadline, by Tom DeMarco

Dr. Peeling's Principles of Management, by Nic Peeling

Peopleware: Productive Teams and Projects, by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

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