Reviews the steps in organizing and managing projects, from how to build a realistic schedule to how to measure both success and failure. This work discusses team building, timing, the planning process, estimating project costs, managing project interfaces, the four stages of risk management, and more.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published November 5th 2001 by McGraw-Hill
(first published September 1st 2001)
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How many stars this book gets really depends on what you are looking for in a project management book. I read this for a course in UC Berkeley Project Management Certification Program. It was the text book for the intro level course along with the PMBOK (a very long and encyclopedia like book on project management). This book was easy to read and interesting, and since I didn't know much about the subject matter, informative. However, it may be very repetitive for people in the field. And for pe...more
This book provides a pretty basic introduction to Project Management. If you are looking for something that will help you break the ice on the subject, start here. On the other hand, if you are used to more academic works on business or have any experience as a project manager, you might want to find a more in depth manual.