The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations



15 August 2015 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations, by Steve Tkalcevich. Published in August 2015, this new book presents an in-depth look at how to master the matrix structure that many project managers find themselves in. The book provides tools to help project managers gain influence among peers and management, explains how to build a coalition to establish de facto authority, and prepares project managers for leadership roles.

150815-pmwj38-self-made-BOOKAccording to the CRC release: Almost all leadership books assume that the leader has authority over their team members. The challenge of project management in a matrix-structured environment is that this is not always the case. A whole new plan of attack has to be executed for the project manager to deliver in an organization where they do not have formal authority. This book takes a unique approach to understanding the matrix structure and the tactics needed to succeed.

The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations gives you insight into the minds of a group of 55 project, program, and portfolio managers who have worked in a matrix environment. It presents lessons learned from both their successes and failures.

Steve Tkalcevich earned an MBA in leadership from the University of Liverpool, UK. He holds the PMP® designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI), Master Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University, and has a diploma in Microcomputer Management from Humber College in Toronto, Canada. Tkalcevich has been working in the information technology sector since 2000. For the last several years he has worked for various web software development firms in project management roles. Prior to working in project management, Tkalcevich worked in information technology management for a leading wholesale firm in Canada. He was technical support supervisor for an Internet service provider and information technology consultant.

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