Project Management for Parents: Engage the Family, Build Teamwork, Succeed Together

Morgan James. Feb. 2022. 204p. ISBN 9781631956331. pap. $17.95. CHILD REARING
During the global pandemic, as schools closed, many parents maintained the dual roles of teacher and full-time caregiver on top of their own career. Watching parents become overwhelmed, Kinney, a project manager for a Fortune 500 company, wondered if concepts from project management and change management could help in day-to-day life. This book starts with creating intentional family culture by defining mission and values to build teamwork. Among the project management–based parenting practices Kinney proposes are encouraging ownership, creating a family plan, documenting action issues, maximizing creativity, and building agility. Chapters include sample activities and exercises. The final pages include tools and templates to be used as resources.
VERDICT Kinney’s application of project management for parenting is a unique perspective in child-rearing literature and may prove quite helpful to the many overwhelmed parents juggling career and family obligations.
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