This title provides priceless tips on how to keep your projects and your career on track from today's number 1 expert on effective project management. In today's hyper-competitive business environment, where faster, cheaper, better is the mantra, and your reputation (and job security) is only as sound as the last project you managed, it isn't enough to be a competent PM, you need to be a great one. Now this book shows you how. An engineer with a PhD in psychology, Jim Lewis spent 15 years as a project manager in high-tech industries and another 22 years as a world-class PM coach and trainer.In "Project Manager's Survival Guide", he goes beyond the metrics, planning diagrams and scheduling formats found in most books on the subject to share hard-won lessons about such nitty-gritty realities of project management as politics, personalities, motivation, teamwork, and leadership. From basic survival tips like: "Manage Expectations," "Never accept verbal change requests," and "Assume that you have the authority until told otherwise," to priceless pointers on how to be an effective leader and how to keep your career on track, Jim arms experienced and novice PMs alike with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a great project manager in any industry and any business environment.