Zombie Project Management

Zombie Project ManagementI just found out that one of my favourite bloggers, Derek Huether, is releasing his book, Zombie Project Management. I’m very excited.

I’ve been following Derek for over a year now. He started writing about zombies fairly recently. “They’re among us, working on our projects,” he says. “But don’t judge them. They don’t know what they’re doing.” In a recent interview at the WorkOut 2011 conference in Utah, he said “zombies are only motivated by brains. Neither the carrot nor the stick have any effect.” I think it’s a great metaphor for managers who forget they’re working with people. It’s a sad fact nowadays that so many companies treat living human beings as materials to be kept or discarded. We even call them “resources”.

Derek will release his book in a series of chapters for the Amazon Kindle at just $2.99 each. Keep an eye on this space and support his writing efforts. It’s a lot of work creating good content for you hungry lot, and Derek has that in droves!

I’m a professor of project management at the college where I work. My students continually amaze me with their insights, passion and all-around awesomeness. I figure they deserve access to more answers than I can give them by myself. This site is for them.
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    Geoff, thanks for the mention! I hope people find my book entertaining and informative. Like my blog posts, I’m going to try to keep it short and try to publish regularly. On the topic of book writing, the editing process is a lot harder than I imagined! Blog posts are much more forgiving.

    As a public request, I would like to see your ebook of 9 Destructive Behaviors in the Kindle book store. There is a whole other world out there who can benefit from your writing.

  • No worries my friend! I hope your book does fabulously well!! And you have yourself a deal. My mother’s been hounding me to publish it as well. 🙂 I hadn’t thought of the Kindle option. Now that you’ve brought it up publicly, she’ll totally read this and I’ll have no escape until it’s sitting in the Kindle store! 😀

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