Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Out now: "10 simple steps" the book

10 simple steps to better archaeological management available as a 150-page paperback, £16 including P&P.

"A cogent analysis of the problems inherent in archaeological management.  This book should be required reading for all archaeologists - at all stages of their careers"  The Historic Environment

** Buy it now from Carreg Ffylfan Press  **

The contents are based on the material here, edited and expanded.



Section 1: Introduction
Why reading management books won't help archaeologists
Bad habits of archaeological managers and where they came from
Isn’t good management just common sense?

Exercise 1: Your beliefs and assumptions

Section 2: The 10 simple steps
Step 1: Identity
Step 2: Labels
Step 3: Image
Step 4: Training
Step 5: Communication
Step 6: Costs and risks
Step 7: Don’t overperform the spec
Step 8: Archaeology isn’t just excavation
Step 9: Take Health and Safety seriously
Step 10: Treat junior staff well

Section 3: The Manager’s toolkit
Email is your friend not your enemy
iGoogle can change your life
Getting Things Done
Time management
    Exercise 2: Review your current time-use
Microsoft Project
Excel cheatsheet
360 degree evaluation
   Exercise 3: Evaluation
A training buddy

Section 4: Action plan
Exercise 4: Love/hate map

Section 5: Practical management
Company health-check
Quality systems in archaeology
Succession planning and career development
How to fix a failing project
What is PRINCE2 and should I be using it?
Why do good Project Officers make bad Project Managers?
Being positive about business meetings
What not to say at a client meeting
Copyright for archaeologists
The archaeological marketplace
Commercial archaeology and the ethics of development
Preservation and ethics
Coping with the crunch: hard times are coming
Hard times economics
Bridging the skills gap and re-thinking evaluation
Curatorial practice after the crunch
Management gurus and the 10 simple steps



Book links


Anonymous said...

management of archaeologists is not nessecary as archaeologists have principles of association through which they manage the archaeology

Martin Locock said...

If only it were that simple: archaeology involves collaboration and working with teams, and every excavation is a project, so management skills are critical to success.

Rais Nur Arief said...

Nice one. Management Information Systems 12th Edition, Kenneth C. Laudon

Baskar J said...

Actual Cost (AC) = No formula What you’ve actually spent on the project
Schedule Performance Index (SPl) =Earned Value (EV) / Planned Value (PV)
Schedule Variance (SV) =Earned Value (EV) – Planned Value (PV)
Cost Performance Index (CPI) =Earned Value (EV) / Actual Cost (AC)
To Complete Performance Index (TCPI) =(Budget at Completion (BAC) – Earned Value (EV) ) / (Budget at Completion (BAC) -Actual Cost (AC) )
Cost Variance (CV) = Earned Value (EV) -Actual Cost (AC)
For more information see this article:EVM earned value management Primavera Training
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