The Everyday PM Podcast | "Kevin Torf and Getting the Job Done"
Kevin Torf is an information-systems executive with a career spanning more than 40 years. He specializes in large-scale IT strategic plans, project design, procurement and implementation. Over his career, Kevin has orchestrated the design and implementation of numerous complex IT infrastructure deployments across the globe, including some of the world’s largest communication network systems. He is a strong advocate of professional development.
In this week's episode of The Everyday PM Podcast, Kevin and I "get the job done" by discussing the practical advice and real-world anecdotes that are included in his book, Getting the Job Done: Practical Advice and Real-World Anecdotes to Manage Successful P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S.
Here's Kevin on the story behind the book,
I have practiced most of these tips throughout my adult life, and I still reflect and make adjustments, as these tips suggest, so that I can adapt to an ever-changing world, my current circumstances, my family, and my work. These tips have taught me to build a framework, that, in turn, has allowed me to achieve what I have intended in every facet of my life and in the projects I have been responsible for. I hope they provide guidance and another perspective that you find useful in your work and perhaps even in your personal life. —Kevin Torf
Today’s workplace has evolved, yet the strategies to empower employees and teams are still maturing. Getting the Job Done provides a straightforward framework to inspire teams and keep them accountable for ultimate success. There is no singular method to being a better project manager. Instead, there are always multiple ways to look at a given problem and it is important to consider each of your team member’s different perspectives. By applying and practicing the tips in this book, your team can get the job done on time without having to sacrifice quality.
The 100 educational, factual, and relatable project management tips compiled in this book will guide you to keep your team engaged, responsible, and transparent. With T2 Group’s philosophy—the leading technology consulting practice providing innovative solutions to businesses for over thirty years—outlined by their letter-by-letter framework P.R.O.J.E.C.T.S., you will master the building blocks of effective project management:
Through the compact analysis of each block, followed by clear bite-sized pointers, concluding with T2’s case studies, you and your team can discover and create a new culture that can be used in both life and business. Elevate your team and organization’s capabilities and discover how projects can turn from great undertakings to successful collaborations.
The book is available now. You can purchase the book here on Amazon or everywhere books are sold!
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Kevin Torf is an information-systems executive with a career spanning more than 40 years. He specializes in large-scale IT strategic plans, project design, procurement and implementation. He is the co-founder and managing partner of T2 Group and the developer of the company’s hybrid-Agile methodology.