Top critical review
30 people found this helpful
Only if you want detailed analysis of micro management
on 2 January 2006
I have just finished managing a nine month project and being a fan of the "Dummies" books bought this for some help as to right proven methods and strategies. The book was largely unread or worse still used as the project developed since it ultimately provided little I could use.
This is because it has a very micro almost military approach to the subject. If you are into detailed planning, cost control and time management aspects and have lots of time to record and track the project in detail this approach is great. However as I was forced to learn early on it will not help you to be pragmatic and accept you cannot control all events as they unfold.
For the multi faceted project and the professional services environment I had to operate in the smaller and more practical "Project management Pocketbook" by Posner & Applegarth proved to be my lifesaver.