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Bare Bones Project Management: What you can't not do

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The subtitle of Barebones Project Management is "what you can't not do," and if you're managing a project, that's a perfect description.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published May 24th 2006 by IS Survivor Publishing
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Vera
Feb 25, 2016 Vera rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I thought it was a pretty good book even though I gave it two stars.

When you read PMBoK, you always try to apply it to the projects you are working on and if they are small you can't keep but wondering whether all this grand project management actually applies to your 20K 3-month project.

So it's really important to separate bare minimum from everything, because in reality what happens is that many people say: oh, PMBoK is for big projects, we are not going to do any of it. So you rush into a pr
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Terry
May 21, 2012 Terry rated it really liked it
Pretty good. Pretty brief. Readable in an hour or so, taking notes. Most of this stuff is meant for IT project management, but could be applicable to any sort of project in general. The simple things are hard. Get an "executive sponsor" to take responsibility for the project, get a "work break-down structure" AKA "outline" in place, don't improvise, and know when it comes to an end. I can only give it a four, because things are so shit at my job, I doubt we could even do a quarter of the very si ...more
Jeff
Sep 05, 2014 Jeff rated it it was amazing
Clear, concise, "Cliff Notes" version of project management. Love it!
Erik
Apr 17, 2008 Erik rated it really liked it
An excellent introduction. In 54 pages, Lewis outlines the essential criteria for successful project management.
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