25 WORD BOOK SUMMARY
Herding Smart Cats: Project Management Reimagined is the story of what, why, and how we could transform project and work management to reduce chaos and improve the bottom line.
75 WORD BOOK SUMMARY
In Herding Smart Cats: Project Management Reimagined, Suzanne S. Davenport argues that the technologies and tools that got us where we are today won’t get us where we want to be in the future. In this book, Davenport delves into the science behind effective leadership and a project management methodology that she has been crafting for over a decade. She offers a vision of how twenty-first-century technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, could help us transform project and work management to improve performance.
225 WORD BOOK SUMMARY
Are you struggling to create a reliable project schedule while the scope keeps changing, overcommitted team members can’t forecast their future availability, and uncertainty abounds? Are your project teams missing deadlines and falling increasingly behind, or are projects failing to deliver the planned benefits? Are you looking for better ways to manage your “smart cats,” those savvy, dynamic, and innovative people who cannot be easily herded?
In Herding Smart Cats: Project Management Reimagined, Suzanne S. Davenport argues that the technologies and tools that got us where we are today won’t get us where we want to be in the future. She posits that there is simply too much ambiguity and unpredictability to manage today’s complex projects with detailed schedules and that we need to transition from schedule management to relationship and benefit management.
After delving into the science behind effective leadership and a project management methodology she’s been crafting for over a decade, Davenport offers a vision of how twenty-first-century technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain could help us build analytics, simulations, visualizations, and tracking tools that can guide teams, leaders, and executives in their quest to successfully manage all work in their organizations.
Whether you are an executive, a professional, an experienced project manager or a novice, this book will help you better understand how to herd smart cats and dramatically improve project performance.