Bestselling Project Management Books

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Today I would like to highlight some of the best selling books on project management at the moment.? I’m using Amazon.com as my reference for ranking and descriptions.

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

KerznerNow in a Tenth Edition, this industry-leading project management “bible” aligns its streamlined approach to the latest release of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI’s PMBOK? Guide), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management Professional (PMP?) Certificat-ion Exam. This outstanding edition gives students and professionals a profound understanding of project management with insights from one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject.

From the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management, the new edition thoroughly covers every key component of the subject. This Tenth Edition features:

  • New sections on scope changes, exiting a project, collective belief, and managing virtual teams
  • More than twenty-five case studies, including a new case on the Iridium Project covering all aspects of project management
  • 400 discussion questions
  • More than 125 multiple-choice questions

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Portable Mba Series)

VerzuhEric Verzuh

This is one of the bestselling books ever published on the topic of project management. Now in a revised new third edition, it presents you with a wealth of proven techniques for managing projects?from establishing project objectives to building schedules to projecting costs. It includes all the basics on defining, planning, and tracking a project, as well as building stronger project teams. This new edition includes new chapters on Agile Project Management, PMI exam prep, and more.

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Portable Mba Series)

Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual

Bonnie Biafore

BiaforeSchedules, budgets, communications, resources. Projects big and small include them all, and Microsoft Project 2007 can help you control these variables — not be controlled by them. But Project is complex software, and learning it is, well, a project in itself. Get up to speed fast with Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual. Written by project management expert Bonnie Biafore, this book teaches you how to do everything from setting budgets and tracking schedules to testing scenarios and recognizing trouble spots before your project breaks down.

Find out what’s new in Project 2007 from previous versions, and get help choosing the right edition, whether it’s Project Standard, Project Professional, or Enterprise Project Management Solution. With Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual, you get more than a simple software how-to. You also get a rundown on project management basics and plenty of solid advice on how to use Project to:

  • Define your project and plan your approach
  • Estimate your project, set up a budget, define tasks, and break the work into manageable chunks
  • Create a schedule, define the sequence of work, and learn the right way to use date constraints and deadlines
  • Build a project team and assign resources to tasks: “who does what”
  • Refine the project to satisfy objectives by building reality into the schedule, and learn to keep project costs under control
  • Track progress and communicate with team members via reports, information sharing, and meetings that work
  • Close out your project and take away valuable lessons for the future

Microsoft Project 2007 is the flagship of all project management programs, and this Missing Manual is the book that should have been in the box. No project manager should be without it.

Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual

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