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Guide to Project Management: Getting It Right and Achieving Lasting Benefit

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Offering an in-depth approach to successful project management, this guide focuses on the essential steps necessary to see a project through--initiation, planning, delegation, and closing.
ebook, 368 pages
Published February 6th 2013 by Wiley (first published July 26th 2007)
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Blake
Jan 20, 2009 Blake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent guide to project management in its traditional sense (i.e. an activity designed to deliver change in a structured manner). Coming from an organization which was consistently executing projects and programs without any systematic approach, I found this book full of wonderful methods and processes for attacking projects. Even if you aren't a traditional project manager, this book is useful for understanding how projects impact an organization and seek to deliver change. Furthe ...more
Paul W
Roberts set out to show readers how to manage projects effectively in parallel with ‘business as usual". He takes readers through project conception, planning, initiation, and delivery showing the tools and techniques for effective project management.
While he touches on it in parts, this book would have benefited from more detailed information on why projects fail and what a project manager can do to avoid this.
Without this, the book becomes a dry read and only for those with no, or limited, kno
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Emrullah Koyunlu
While the book is really strong in describing the traditional approach to project management, I found it kind of divorced from the reality, focusing more on meaningless descriptions than actual, useful aspects. It is far too abstract for someone unfamiliar with project management, and lacks deep-dives or real life, gritty details that would help someone experienced.
Overall, another boring and kind of useless management book with limited benefit. I would recommend skipping it altogether.
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