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Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace

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I learned more in these pages than I did in 13 years running an all-remote professional services company. Terrific and timely, this book is required reading for all team leads and managers.

– Jay Baer, co-author of Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth

UPDATED 07.01.22

About the Book ℹ️

Publication Date: June 15, 2022.

Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audiobook, and ebook.

Page Length: 350 pages.

For decades, organizations of all sizes and in all industries have struggled at managing projects. Even though employees primarily worked together in physical offices, rare was the project that came in on time and on budget and delivered what stakeholders expected.

The M-F/9-5 in-person world of work is gone forever. Depending on the country, more than nine in ten people would rather quit their jobs than return to the office five days per week. Brass tacks: Remote and hybrid workplaces are here to stay, and they pose formidable obstacles that complicate managing projects and launching new products.

Against this backdrop arrives Project Management for the Hybrid Workplace, my timely and highly anticipated follow-up to my award-winning book Reimagining Collaboration.

In my inimitable style, I adeptly fuse critical research and concepts from a slew of diverse and seemingly unrelated fields, including Agile software development, human resources, supply chain management, cognitive psychology, organizational behavior, and labor economics. Brimming with detailed case studies, penetrating insights, and practical advice, my twelfth book is a tour de force.

Product owners, new and seasoned PMs, service providers, freelancers, small business owners, and students taking PM classes will benefit from Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace.

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"A clear-eyed call to reevaluate project-based team projects in the days of remote work."

–Publishers Weekly BookLife review

"A great book. Not only does Simon make essential points about operations, he does so in a fun and interesting way.”

—Dr. Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and author of The Future of the Office

"Only an idiot would attempt to manage a project in the post-COVID hybrid world without Phil Simon's book. From social capital, piloting, and collaboration tools to the importance of clear writing, he covers it all, with clear prescriptions and terrifying case studies. Trust me: you should read this book before you start your next project."

—Josh Bernoff, bestselling author or co-author of six books including Writing Without Bullshit

“The way we work has changed, but too many leaders haven’t changed their methods. This book will teach you how to modernize your approach to project management.”

—David Burkus, author of Leading From Anywhere

"Simon's no-nonsense approach blasts through organizational theory and hits home where it matters. Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace details the why, the what, and the new, ever-important how of effective project management."

—Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab and author of Living the Remote Dream

"There can be no better guides for getting stuff done in the maze of the new hybrid workplace and its associated technology than Phil Simon and his book Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace."

—Nick Morgan, President, Public Words Inc. and author of Can You Hear Me?  

Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace is a window into the real world of projects—formal and informal. It's a great read for project management professionals and the rest of us who just work on projects (so everyone?) I'm adding it to my recommendation list for new grads and anyone needing a boost in a new or current job.”

—Terri L. Griffith, Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University and author of The Plugged-In Manager

"With unquestionable tech chops, relentless research, and perfectly placed pop-culture references, Phil Simon provides the ultimate guide to getting projects done in the hybrid workplace. Get ready to learn and, at times, laugh out loud."

—Karin Reed, CEO, Speaker Dynamics and author of Suddenly Hybrid: Managing the Modern Meeting

"A multi-disciplinary take on what it means to manage work successfully in a world where people could—and frequently are—anywhere. If you're feeling fried by the cognitive load of hybrid and remote work, this book will help you think and act differently. You'll feel better for it."

—Elizabeth Harrin, author of Managing Multiple Projects

“Phil Simon shows us how to get things done and drive results, whether your team is next door or 10,000 miles away. This is a book we all desperately need.”

—Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business 

"COVID-19 forced us to embrace the new world of remote and distributed work and recognize that people have re-evaluated their personal and professional priorities. In Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace, Phil Simon explains why the way we manage projects and launch products must change as well. Phil provides practical advice on technology, training, and managing human capital in a humorous and readable fashion. Read this book if you want to maximize each employee's contributions, minimize cognitive biases, and generally, work smarter."

—Michelle Gitlitz, General Counsel, Flexa Network Inc.

Praise

“A clear-eyed call to reevaluate project-based team projects in the days of remote work.”

–BookLife review

“A great book. Not only does Simon make essential points about operations, he does so in a fun and interesting way.”

—Dr. Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and author of The Future of the Office


 

“Only an idiot would attempt to manage a project in the post-COVID hybrid world without Phil Simon’s book. From social capital, piloting, and collaboration tools to the importance of clear writing, he covers it all, with clear prescriptions and terrifying case studies. Trust me: you should read this book before you start your next project.”

—Josh Bernoff, bestselling author or co-author of six books including Writing Without Bullshit


 

“The way we work has changed, but too many leaders haven’t changed their methods. This book will teach you how to modernize your approach to project management.”

—David Burkus, author of Leading From Anywhere


 

“Simon’s no-nonsense approach blasts through organizational theory and hits home where it matters. Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace details the why, the what, and the new, ever-important how of effective project management.”

—Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab and author of Living the Remote Dream


“There can be no better guides for getting stuff done in the maze of the new hybrid workplace and its associated technology than Phil Simon and his book Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace.”

—Nick Morgan, President, Public Words Inc. and author of Can You Hear Me?  


Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace is a window into the real world of projects—formal and informal. It’s a great read for project management professionals and the rest of us who just work on projects (so everyone?) I’m adding it to my recommendation list for new grads and anyone needing a boost in a new or current job.”

—Terri L. Griffith, Keith Beedie Chair in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Simon Fraser University and author of The Plugged-In Manager


“I learned more in these pages than I did in 13 years running an all-remote professional services company. Terrific and timely, this book is required reading for all team leads and managers.”

—Jay Baer, co-author of Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth


“With unquestionable tech chops, relentless research, and perfectly placed pop-culture references, Phil Simon provides the ultimate guide to getting projects done in the hybrid workplace. Get ready to learn and, at times, laugh out loud.”

—Karin Reed, CEO, Speaker Dynamics, and author of Suddenly Hybrid: Managing the Modern Meeting


 

“A multi-disciplinary take on what it means to manage work successfully in a world where people could, and frequently are, anywhere. If you’re feeling fried by the cognitive load of hybrid and remote work, this book will help you think and act differently. You’ll feel better for it.”

—Elizabeth Harrin, author of Managing Multiple Projects


 

“Phil Simon shows us how to get things done and drive results, whether your team is next door or 10,000 miles away. This is a book we all desperately need.”

—Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business


 

“COVID-19 forced us to embrace the new world of remote and distributed work and recognize that people have re-evaluated their personal and professional priorities. In Project Management in the Hybrid Workplace, Phil Simon explains why the way we manage projects and launch products must change as well. Phil provides practical advice on technology, training, and managing human capital in a humorous and readable fashion. Read this book if you want to maximize each employee’s contributions, minimize cognitive biases, and generally, work smarter.”

—Michelle Gitlitz, General Counsel, Flexa Network Inc.

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FAQ

What makes you an authority on project management?

I’ve been working on a wide array of projects since 1998. Yikes. I’ve managed projects and served as an individual contributor on more of them than I can count. Beyond that, I wrote a book on why a specific type of project fails in 2009. During my four years at ASU, I supervised more than 100 capstone projects in which groups of students built things for a host of organizations. 

Will there be an NFT?

Nope. I tried that with Reimagining Collaboration and, like the vast majority of these, it went nowhere.

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