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Good Intro to Project Mgt,
This review is from: Project Management For Dummies (UK Edition) (Paperback)
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I currently work as a Project Manager for a leading global Investment Bank, so was interested to find this book available through Amazon Vine. Project Management for Dummies provides a good introduction to an overview of the fundamentals of Project Management. Alone, this book will not make you a successful Project Manager but it will introduce you to the disciplines you need to build on to enable you to strive towards being a good PM. I doubt any book alone could teach you all the skills required, successful Project Management comes through application, improvement and experience.
The book is logically organised into the key sections and covers all the fundamentals that a PM requires, such as identifying stakeholders, planning, documenting, tracking, delivery and closure. Each section contains useful examples, tips, warnings, etc, that help to illustrate what the chapter is discussing. Much of what is written in Project Management for Dummies is fairly unembroidered and simple and most PMs would follow the traits discussed unconsciously. However, if you are new to Project Mgt or looking to learn the basics ahead of blagging through an interview - then this book will give you the basics. It's not going to be your bible if you are a Project Manager and doesn't go into any detail on the high level Project Management methodology such as Prince, etc, but is a good taster to the field and for Project Managers a useful text to refer to occasionally for direction.