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Effective Project Management (Business Success) Paperback – 3 Feb 2011

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"...clear, easy to understand and filled with comprehensive yet incredibly practical advice and guidance." (Martin Ewart, Managing Director, Logica)

"If you're leading a project, or just involved in one, read this. It will help." (Chris Ollieuz, Director, onthebus learning)

"Paul Roberts book sets out a clear path through a complex territory. His consulting and practical experience in project environments surfaces on every page. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to make sense of and succeed in project environments." (Stephen A. Townsend, MBA, Independent Project Manager)

"For me, what makes this book different from the rest is its style - Paul combines his wealth of experience and creativity in this logical, structured and generally well-rounded account of project management. Whether you're a novice, or you think that you're a seasoned pro, this book will help you better deliver successful projects!" (Rob Young, Senior Project Manager)

"...the writing style both simplifies hard-to-grasp concepts, and enables the reader to make rapid and enjoyable progress through its chapters." (Stuart Kinsey, Senior Programme Manager)

"Written in easy to understand language, the book can be read, either 'end to end' or by picking up and selecting a specific section. I thought I knew much about the world of PM, but after reading this book I realise there is just so much more to learn." (Joyce Burgess, Senior Project Manager)

"This book is essential reading for all Project Managers. It provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals and important principles of Project Management in a straightforward and simplified way. If you want to know how to run a project in a structured way which has been tried and tested in business, this book is for you." (Brian Halliday, Project Manager)

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Part of the launch of the Business Success series, with extensive media coverage|Includes online downloadable templates and material for tailoring by readers

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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning about effective project management. 19 Feb. 2012
By Poppy J. - Published on
Format: Paperback
Project Managers in all industries have many aspects of a job in common. They all manage projects, define and assess each stage, create and manage budgets, time and plans of action, manage risks and close out the project by sending deliverables (or finished products) to the client.

The book (which is part of the Business Success series) uses charts, graphs, diagrams, pull outs, flow charts, cost estimates and samples to show the reader exactly how project management is performed. Each chapter answers the questions most likely to be asked regarding project management: what is a project and how it should be initiated, who is responsible, how is success determined, how is planning done, how are timescales, budgets and risks managed and kept under control, and how are the project deliverables accomplished are reviewed in the chapters.

The author writes in easy terms to read - it is as if the reader is having a low-tech casual conversation with the author. The book is that easy to follow. This is important because if you are buying the book to learn about project management because you want to get a new job as a project manager - clarity is key to grasping these strategies and techniques. If you are already a manager and want to develop skills to manage projects for your organization - the book is definitely for you as well. Any manager who has to organize, assess, develop or plan a large project could be considered a "project manager." Of course, some organizations will assign these duties to a manager, but never change his or her title to bear this name. No matter, it is still extremely valuable information to have, since any project can be better managed using these skills.

This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants a leadership position within a company.
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