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What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?

What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway? | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Project management seems like a classic chicken-and-egg career conundrum: How do you prove you’re adept at managing projects if you haven’t worked as a project manager? Beyond that, what does project management really entail, and how is it different from, you know, being a manager? And what tools do the pros actually use, since there seem to be a new one released every week?


To better understand some of the managerial speak around project management, I spoke with a 20-year veteran of the field, Frank Ryle. He’s worked as an international project manager for Arup International, managed construction and operation of the first Cadbury Schweppes factory in Russia, and now trains and teaches project management. Ryle analogizes project management to a nine-hole golf metaphor in his book, Keeping Score: Project Management for the Pros, available now as an ebook and due out soon in paperback.


In a phone interview, Ryle was, well, frank, honest, and eager to clear the clouds of vagary away from a field he’s worked in for most of his adult life.


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Writing Tools, Part 1 – Why Authors Need iPads

Writing Tools, Part 1 – Why Authors Need iPads | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

An Apple iPad can make a major contribution to your writing and marketing success, whether you’re a self-employed professional writing a book to build your brand or an entrepreneur creating social media content to market your small business.


I can understand, though, if you think I’ve overstated the benefits of writing and marketing

with an iPad.

 

Confession: I was originally skeptical about using an iPad for writing and marketing.

 

I doubted that an iPad would quickly become a significant part of my daily writing and social media marketing.

 

As a result, when I received one as a birthday gift, I viewed it as something else to complicate my life! I never expected it how much it would actually simplify my life and save a lot of time...

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