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Surprise! Now You're a Software Project Manager -- Chapter 1

You've suddenly become a software project manager. You've never done this before and aren't sure what to expect. This sample chapter eases you into it by introducing who the stakeholders are, what they expect, and the general mindset of a project manager.

As a registered member of, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of the Preface and Chapter 1 from Surprise! Now You're a Software Project Manager written by Bas de Baar and published by Multi-Media Publications Inc. Chapter 1 introduces you to all the stakeholders in a project -- the customer, the supplier, the boss, the user -- and helps you understand their expectations.

Surprise! Now You're a Software Project Manager

Book description:
It's late Friday afternoon and you have just been told by your boss that you will be the project manager for a new software development project starting first thing on Monday morning. Congratulations! Now, if only you had taken some project management training...

This book was written as a crash course for people with no project management background but who still are expected to manage a small software development project. It cuts through the jargon and gives you the basics: practical advice on where to start, what you should focus on, and where you can cut some corners. This book could help save your project... and your job!

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This was last published in July 2007

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