Books

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Book Review:  Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success

Book Review: Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success

“Evaluating success depends on the scale you select and varies based on one’s aspirations and self-image,” writes Kathryn Ullrich in Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success. So you could consider yourself a successful project manager if your peer group are working on smaller projects than you, or you are managing the biggest project…

Book review: Comebacks

Book review: Comebacks

Are you a project management contractor who left the last job under a cloud? Or a permanent project manager having a rough time of it on your project? Then you should read Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms, by Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli. Not because it…

Book review:  PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide
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Book review: PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide

I recently got a copy of the 5th edition of PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide, which is the partner text to the Review Guide and has been fully updated for the 4th edition of the PMBoK. Kim Heldman’s book is a weighty text, coming in at over 600 pages and with another two…

Book review:  PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide
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Book review: PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide

PMP Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide has a practical, descriptive title – and it’s a practical, descriptive book. Kim Heldman and Vanina Mangano have written this book specifically for those project managers aiming to sit their PMP exam. It’s structured logically, taking you through the project lifecycle. The book starts with a review of…

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

This new version of the PRINCE2® manual for project managers feels a lot clearer and structured. Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® has more diagrams and a greater degree of clarity and explanation about the themes and processes. This makes the book more graphically interesting than the previous versions, and I’m sure this makes it easier…

Book review:  Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

Book review: Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2

This book is long overdue: it’s a great idea to have a separate manual for those responsible for directing projects and sitting on the Project Board. Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® has a clear structure – and it’s also clear what it does not include. There is nothing in here about the leadership skills required…