Simmer Down! How to Deliver Great Projects Despite Impossible Deadlines and Unrealistic Budgets

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Unrealistic or impossible, maybe, but that's all you're getting. What's a project manager to do? This book explains how a project gets on the board in the first place, and provides many tips on how a project manager can influence the action in the early stages and even after work begins to obtain and maintain the most reasonable possible expectations for cost, schedule and scope. More
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About Douglas Brown

Douglas Brown is the author of multiple books in the Simmer System series, starting with
- Let it Simmer: Making Program, Portfolio, and Project Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organization, and
- Simmer Down! How to Deliver Successful Projects Despite Impossible Deadlines and Unreasonable Budgets

He has a PhD from the American University and holds the PgMP, PMP and CSP certifications. He has over 20 years' experience as an internal senior manager and as a consultant with private industry and government organizations. His particular specialty is helping organizations get control of their situations quickly using the people, data and resources they already have, before making expensive long-term investments. You can learn more about the kinds of work he does at He lives with his wife and dogs in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Amy Shannon reviewed on May 12, 2018


I was made aware of this author on the Writer's Edge with McKensie Stewart's radio show. I am so honored that the author request that I read this title. I read the preceding book, Let It Simmer: Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organization, so I was definitely impressed with Brown and his knowledge. He knows what he's talking about and he's able to express it in his work. Business is his business, and this book is well written, and clear. One thing about business is that communication is key, and this book is very clearly written, and easy to understand, and better yet, implement. Great resource for any business person.
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