Everything's a Project: 70 Lessons From Successful Project-Driven Organizations

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Talk with a few CEOs and non-technical VPs. Ask how their organizations handle projects. If they refer you to a project manager or the training department, you can be relatively sure they are operating with a one-legged stool. And their enterprise is likely wobbling from low employee engagement, late-to-market products, budget overruns, or other difficulties.

The leaders of project-driven organizations view "projects" as the main structure through which work gets accomplished. They recognize that mission-critical projects can exist anywhere in a company-IT, R&D, Manufacturing, HR, Sales, Marketing, Financial, you name it. This means every employee in the organization has a role in producing great project outcomes.
 
These leaders consciously engineer hiring practices, work processes, and organizational structure to deliver finely tuned project results. They remove obstacles and build high-speed rail lines to facilitate progress. Senior management can tell you enthusiastically how they are shaping all three legs-people, projects, and organizational structure.

Everything's a Project describes how to become a world-class project-driven organization. You'll read 70 lessons that others have learned the hard way. And you'll gain tools and techniques for delivering consistently excellent project results and immediately improving corporate performance.

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"Ben Snyder's Everything's A Project "nails it" with key insights from leading companies on how to move from average to "exceptional" in this project-driven world.  This book is a "must read" for Smashburger's company execs from accounting to IT. Bottom line: Whether you are in a large organization or a small startup, Everything's A Project will help you grow your bottom line and foster a culture of accountability."
-- David Prokupek, CEO of Smashburger 

"Just about everyone will find something valuable in this book--from first-year managers to CEO's. Ben's stories, anecdotes and lessons offer a simple and practical tool box for anyone trying to get from point A to point B in their project-driven organizations. Great read!"
-- Mike Fries, President & CEO of Liberty Global, Inc.

"In Everything's a Project, Mr. Snyder does a great job of identifying the pitfalls that can derail projects big and small. Peppered with practical solutions and rich insights, this book is highly enjoyable. Everything's a Project will help professionals of all kinds, but especially anyone seeking a career in project management."
-- Brian Rainey, President of Epsilon Targeting

About the Author:

Ben Snyder is the CEO of Systemation, a training and consulting company. He and his team mentor Fortune 1000 companies in project management, business analysis, and agile development techniques.

A "few" years ago, he played professional baseball in the Houston Astros organization. He also has worked as a Systems Integrator at Lockheed Martin and founded several successful businesses.

Ben lives in Centennial, Colorado with his wife, Dawn. They have three grown children, Drew, Audra, and Reid. Ben enjoys fishing, hunting, motorcycles, astronomy, and roaming his property in Grand Lake, Colorado.

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