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The Project Management Book: How to Manage Your Projects To Deliver Outstanding Results
 
 

The Project Management Book: How to Manage Your Projects To Deliver Outstanding Results [Kindle Edition]

Richard Newton
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Product Description

Product Description

The Project Management Book addresses the real-life scenarios and issues that anyone responsible for managing a project is likely to face on a day to day basis.  It provides solutions to the everyday issues involved in managing projects, including:

 

  • Defining your project
  • Understanding your role as a project manager
  • Dealing with external problems
  • Learning from Lean and Six Sigma
  • Delivering projects in times of change
  • It also includes a handy glossay of project management jargon

From the Back Cover

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ACTION

 

The Project Management Book is an essential companion for anyone involved in managing projects. Taking an issues-focused approach, it covers the fundamental tools you need and the real-life situations you’re likely to face along the way. Every challenge is broken down into user-friendly advice, following a clear structure: 

  • The key objectives for managers
  • How to sidestep common problems
  • What to do to achieve success
  • ‘Speed read’ action points to remember

100% practical, The Project Management Book is a must-have resource for those involved in projects at any level.

 

'This book has something for everyone involved in managing projects. Checklists, case studies, hints, tips and simple-to-understand figures all add to clear, concise yet comprehensive commentary.'

Dr Bill Egginton, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

 

'It is great to see a project management book that discusses the scenarios we are likely to come across and which helps us anticipate and solve these issues, all in an easy-to-use format.'

Christine Ashton, Global IT leader and FBCS


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 648 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: FT Publishing International; 1 edition (29 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CMPO8GS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,031 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I am an author, consultant, programme manager and speaker. I also help to run two small businesses. The common themes are getting things done and accomplishing goals - as an individual or in a team, working as a project lead, a line manager or a consultant. I work internationally.

In my books I look for interesting ways of achieving goals, focussing on practicality and usability. I aim to be clear, comprehensive and enjoyable to read. My books have been translated into many languages and won awards, including the Management Book of the Year 2013. I have written for beginners as well as the experienced, and for both business and personal situations.

If you have questions or comments on my writing or anything else, feel free to contact me.


Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is not about how to do project management in terms of documents, templates, procedures, etc. The Project Management Book is about what you should be doing as a project manager, in order to become a great project manager that delivers successful projects.

It shares lots of tips and experiences lived by the author as well as other professionals. Also, it focuses on areas that are typically not covered by the standard literature: the human side of project management, developing relationships with your team and stakeholders, managing your project through political fights and business reorganizations, understanding the culture of an organization and how it impacts project management, etc.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shows PM to be too systematic 27 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book that I read prior to this one was 'Will it make the boat go faster', a great engaging read and one where you just want to continue through the chapters to find out what is said next. So I go from that to this book, where I find it difficult to pick up. Whilst it contains entirely relevant and useful information, its written in a very flat, un-riveting format, and whilst concise this uses ten words when five will do. From someone who thinks thats project management is as much about people management as anything else this book wouldn't inspire me if I was part of the project.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable Guide to Project Management 29 May 2013
Format:Paperback
This book is really excellent, it takes you through the different facets of Project Management, discusses common issues that arise at different stages of a Project and offers a guide as to navigate them.

It gets you in the right mindset, guiding you as to where your focus needs to be at certain stages to the project, as well as what not to neglect or overlook.

It is a great read and a great reference, when you are a Project Manager, you have to make a lot of decisions, Richard shares his insight and experience and provides invaluable tips, that if you are on a project will give you that additional confidence to know that you are on the right track and enable you to develop and grow as a project manager.
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This is the book to have at hand to use when you are working on projects . Well indexed and based around the sorts of things that project managers face on a regular basis . Whether it should be in a status report ,how to make your risk management more productive , or getting the best from the team,it is all here. The advice is broken up into short sections which can be read in a few minutes and are really practical. There is tons of abstract advice talking about project management but if you want to make it real then this could be the book for you.
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