Written by a professional consultant and executive coach, this book is a unique reference work and guide for those wanting to learn about or who are active in the fields of consulting, project management and problem solving in general. As such, it presents cookbook-style access to more than 100 most important skills.
Nicolai Andler's work differs from many other consulting and project management textbooks. While these primarily concern themselves with the art of running a consulting practice or managing a project, Andler's work focuses mainly on the tools and techniques of the trade. Its power lies in acknowledging that these form part of today's management competencies.
Each tool or technique is broken down into the following components:
To make personal use of the tools as easy as possible, they are grouped into task-specific categories entitled Define Situation, Gather Information, Creativity, Goal Setting, Organisational Analysis, Technical Analysis, Strategic Analysis, Decision Making, Project Management, Checklists and Questions as well as Scenarios. In addition, Andler provides a rating of each tool in terms of applicability, ease of use and effectiveness.
HERE is a list of German and English reviews and testimonials of what other professionals think about the book 'tool for project management, workshops and consulting
2nd Edition April 2011
136 illustrations, 55 tables
382 pages, hardcover