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Good guidance for managers (not just project managers)
on 25 June 2015
I think this is a good guidance of not only how to manage projects but also how to manage an organization more effectively as well as how to handle poorly managed projects. This guidance is more useful to someone who has many years of experience in a larger organization than let’s say students or if you work for a small company or a startup where projects are more likely to be managed more efficiently with less communication issues (otherwise the startup would not survive). Everyone who worked for a large company can relate to the pitfalls and problems immediately. Even if you are not the project lead, this book helps how to demand a proper plan from your project manager. It covers the range from planning (including preparing for risks) the project, how to lead teams, chairing (and participating in) meetings effectively as well as facilitating teamwork. This book also includes useless tips like “keep improving yourself” but luckily they are in the minority.
The last chapter provides a useful overview of sources and organizations to help you to improve your (project) management skill further. Hint: just google for “project management”…
I purchased the Kindle edition of this book last year; as I write this review, it doesn’t seem to be available anymore.