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Hot Chili and Cold Beer for the Project Manager’s Soul

HOT CHILI AND COLD BEER FOR THE PROJECT MANAGER’S SOUL is a new book authored by Donald A. Pillittere in the United States.

According to the book’s publicity, the book addresses unique challenges that project managers’ face as they commercialize leading edge products and the steps they take to right the project and succeed. These challenges are common obstacles that today’s cross-functional teams face in the global economy.  The 4Ps of Project Management – Process, People, Parts and Phenomena (The PMPs) which were introduced in ARE WE THERE YET? DIARY OF A PROJECT MANAGER are revisited here in practical use.   The text shows how project managers have actually applied the 4Ps of Project Management. The paperback is 140 pages in length.

According to the author, “project managers are a different breed, hardened through years of missed milestones, budget overruns, dysfunctional teams and unrealistic management edicts with the battle scars to prove it. Besides the CEO, no other person has a greater impact on the profitability of a corporation than a project manager.”

Pillittere’s newest book provides real-life experiences of project managers in the quest to succeed against all odds. Presented as a series of short stories each chapter focuses on how the project manager turns “Chaos into Cash” using the four “Ps” of project management: Processes, People, Parts and Phenomena.

So relax, pour a cold beer, grab a bowl of hot chili and enjoy The Good, the Bad and the Utterly Random concerning one of the most essential, unpredictable and unsung responsibilities in business.

HOT CHILI AND COLD BEER FOR THE PROJECT MANAGER’S SOUL author Donald A. Pillittere is a 1995 EMBA Class I Graduate of E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.  Sharing his wisdom and real-world experience as Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, Mr. Pillittere has taught graduate courses in Operations/Supply Chain/Facilities Management, Manufacturing Strategy & Tactics, Managing Manufacturing Resources and Engineering Economics at the Rochester Institute of Technology since 1999. He successfully combines his industrial experiences with the theory and principles of operations management to offer students practical, proven tools and approaches that can be applied in a wide variety of business settings.

Currently Manager of Strategic Portfolio and Supplier Quality at ITT Exelis, Mr. Pillittere manages quality performance for major procurements for highly advanced subsystems. Prior to working at ITT Exelis, he was Director of Product Engineering and Program Management at Transonic Systems Inc., where he managed the development and introduction of numerous medical flow measurement products for both clinical and research applications. Previously as Worldwide Product Manager for the Eastman Kodak Company, he launched numerous award winning scanners that significantly outperformed sales projections and exceeded profitability goals.

He also has a successful track record in the international arena, with experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Japan, as well as North America.  Donald can be contacted at [email protected].

Donald is also the author of ARE WE THERE YET? DIARY OF A PROJECT MANAGER, which can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Are-There-Diary-Project-Manager/dp/1554890292.

His newest book is available through Amazon, Apple and other distributors in hardcopy and electronic form.  Prices: hardcopy $24.95, electronic $1.99.  ISBN: 9780985194208.