"Of the countless books on project management none comes close to rivalling the practicality of Richard Newton's work .this is an invaluable resource and provides guidance for both novice and experienced project managers."
Professional Manager, July 2009
Managers are faced with complex tasks all the time. Completing these tasks may require setting up and running a project or on other occasions it may need a short, structured action plan.
A huge amount of approaches exist, in thousands of books, to help managers complete tasks. Occasionally, a manager has the time to go off and read a text on a topic like how to manage a project, but often they have an immediate requirement to do something now. There isnt time to plough through a project management book. Usually, all that is needed is a simple list of steps, a checklist that the manager can read to kick start them into action.
The core contents of this book will follow a standard project management process starting in initial concept identification, and going through to complete implementation. At each stage there are tasks and problems that face project managers, and for each identified task or problem there will be a checklist.
Unlike normal project management texts, which are written to be read end-to-end, this book is designed to act as an everyday reference source that will be picked up and used every time the question how do I .. comes into the readers mind. The book will sit on a managers desk at work and be referenced regularly. It will become as much an important supporting tool as a book to read.
From the Author
Think of this book as a tool to be used as and when you have a problem relating to any task on a project, or more widely any timw when you need to get something done. I wrote this to be actively used and referenced regularly.
From the Back Cover
This bestselling checklist formula is your ultimate guide to project management success.
So you need to start and run a project, smoothly, successfully and on time. Chances are youve got a million other things to think about, so staying on top of things, let alone one step ahead, is a real challenge.
The Project Managers Book of Checklists is your answer. Its everything you need to know and more it shows you what to do, even if you dont know what needs to be done yet. The unique checklist format has been specifically designed for busy people just like you to help you access the tips and advice as quickly as possible.
a comprehensive and easy-to-use toolkit that will be helpful to all project managers. Its a great addition to any business book collection.
Kevin Muraski, Programme Director, BT Consumer
The Project Managers Book of Checklists provides quick and helpful advice that will aid project managers in overcoming their daily challenges.
Peter Meredith, Director, Fox Dene Consulting
About the Author
Richard Newton is an experienced executive who has worked both as a management consultant and a senior manager in a number of major corporations. Over the past twenty years he has built a superb track record in the successful delivery of projects and business change, the setting up and management of project and business improvement teams, and advising companies on how to ensure successful delivery on an ongoing basis. He is an advocate and successful practitioner of simple approaches to project and change management.