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The Basics of Process Mapping, 2nd Edition by Robert Damelio
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 30 Oct 2012
Very nice job. This book explains in an easy but yet comprehensive and precise format just what one needs to know and be able to do around 'process mapping'.

I also like the way the motivation and goals for mapping is explained, hence what we're trying to achieve with these tools.

Chapter 7 'how to improve flow' goes beyond the topic, and it is a very valuable bonus to this book. It's sort of 'Quality Development' in a nutshell, and - what makes it so useful - it is directly linked into the preceding discussion about process mapping.

Excellent book for self studying. After reading it once, you'll like to keep it as a reference book for later times.
Secrets to Mastering the WBS in Real-World Project&hellip by Liliana Buchtik
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical, 30 Oct 2012
This book does the job. Easy to read and understand. Key points can be found.

The text is as it was spoken in a seminar; there are long sections where she is explaining what she is about to tell you next, or strengthening your faith in the importance of WBS.

However, as a whole, good book and good content to price.

Since it becomes apparent that there is no straight forward recipe or algorithm to structure a good WBS to any given project, I would have liked to see more examples and templates of different types of projects, such that have been succesfully deployed in real world projects.
Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure: Visua&hellip by Dennis P. Miller
One third of the book is about WBS, the rest is about what follows. The writer loves Post-Its so much that he even suggests you should manually do scheduling and critical path calculations, instead of using a PC (and the obvious MS Project).

Good insights here and there, and good to see how activity network, cost and schedule view , communication etc. build up on the WBS.

'Mastering WBS in the real world' by Buchtik was better on the topic of WBS.

On this topic I'd like to see more examples and templates of WBS for different kinds of projects.