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Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart)

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Through its first two editions, "Fundamentals of Project Management" has helped more than 115,000 project professionals meet or exceed even the toughest project requirements. The updated and revised third edition provides an unparalleled introduction to project management, along with new tools and techniques for planning and executing projects on time, on budget, and with ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published November 29th 2006 by AMACOM (first published April 10th 1995)
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Travis
Dec 11, 2013 Travis rated it liked it
Good "pocket guide" to PM. As other posters have indicated, you're not going to learn project management from this book. However, it does provide a nice summary of key points and some things to think about as you endeavor to manage your first project.
Sarah
Dec 02, 2014 Sarah rated it it was ok
Doesn't go into much detail, so you won't be able to do any formal project management after reading this. Provides a high-level overview that's enough to give you an idea of why you might want a PMO and what the terms mean, but don't expect it to convince a non-believer.
Mahran Shurrab
Good book
Angel
Feb 07, 2011 Angel rated it really liked it
Clear and concise, perfect size to take-along with you on an airplane ride.
Haytham Badawey
Jul 21, 2013 Haytham Badawey rated it liked it
My first book to read on PM, that was during second semester 3rd year mechanical engineering college. I was given an assignment to study PM and teach it to my class mates in IDT, student activity group(industrial development team, ain-shams university).

This book is very simple and to the point, it just gives you a basic idea about PM. It only covers the main idea and concepts, but doesn't go into details.

I think it's good for non-project managers. Since a project manager need to read 100 times i
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Amanda
Sep 24, 2007 Amanda rated it it was amazing
My dad lent me this book to help me with some new responsibilities at work. It is an excellent overview of project management and really helped me get my feet on the ground. There are, of course, many more in-depth books out there, but if you're looking for something to get you started or something to refer back to as a handy guideline, this book is very solid.
Erin
Nov 15, 2011 Erin rated it liked it
A bit of a snoozer, but probably a good overview of Project Management. However, after reading this you're not going to be ready to go out and lead a project. It's just a general overview of some aspects of project management...nothing too specific.
Edikan Udoh
Aug 30, 2016 Edikan Udoh rated it liked it
The book delivers on its promise. It's a good starter to the world of project management, with enough insight to equip and enough lure to get you curious.
Scott
Jul 04, 2007 Scott rated it really liked it
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Is a nice short book on project management to give a newcomer a quick glance at the concerns.
Tania
Apr 12, 2011 Tania rated it it was ok
It's OK, not too difficult to read and somewhat repetitive in terms of the examples used.

And don't think that if you read this book, you'll know how to start managing a project.
Islam Mohamed
Mar 13, 2012 Islam Mohamed rated it it was ok
It is simple and easy to read and gives an introductory level about project managemebt, however there are lots of redunduncies and boring repetitions.
George
This has been a really useful book. Not a John LeCarre thriller, but...an excellent introduction to Project Management.
Dan Ott
Jul 18, 2012 Dan Ott rated it it was amazing
OK approach to PM work. Some simplistic parts but a great refresher...
Peter Bylone
Sep 23, 2011 Peter Bylone rated it really liked it
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Good explanation of the project management principles. Predictably dry, but but not as bad as it could be. I'd recommend to anyone who manages projects at work.
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