Category Archives: Books

Project Management Books

Trust Makes ALL the Difference

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It was my honor to be included with so many of the people I truly admire in Project Leadership, a new eBook sponsored by AtTask. This free eBook is an excellent resource. I am learning so much from the contributors and I think you will too. To see what I am talking about check it […]

Effective Project Management: The Prince 2 Principles

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PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. The methodology encompasses the management, control and organization of a project.? Prince2 is based on 7 principles, 7 themes and 7 processes in which each process is defined by main input and output, together with specific objectives […]

Steve Jobs Was a Great Project Manager

Filed under Books, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

One more thing… In my last post I showed how Steve Jobs Was a Lousy Project Manager. Now let’s look at Apple – take 2. When Jobs came back to Apple in 1997, some important traits had changed for the better. And some had been good all along. Decisive In general, Jobs was a decisive […]

Steve Jobs Was a Lousy Project Manager

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I’m halfway through the Steve Jobs biography right now. I must admit, I didn’t really know all that much about Steve Jobs before reading this book. I now know that among his other roles at Apple and his other companies he was definitely a project manager. A lousy project manager. A Culture of Fear The […]

Risk Happens

Filed under Books, Risk | Posted by PMStudent

Guest post by Mike Clayton Why Every Project Manager needs to Understand Risk Project management is a discipline born from necessity.? If projects were not so challenging, we wouldn?t need a separate toolkit and processes.? But we do need them, because when we try to create change under constraints like schedule, performance and budget, we […]

Project Ownership

Filed under Books, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

I am reading a new book called Projectegrity by Rick Valerga and it’s turning out to be a very good read. Rick has a lot of very wise things to say about the right way to lead projects, with some awesome examples to illustrate the concepts. For example, I love his use of Chesley “Sully” […]

What’s The Goal?

Filed under Books, Critical Chain, Kanban, Lean | Posted by PMStudent

Last weekend I wanted to read “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt again. It’s been a few years since I had, and it was one of the first books that really helped me to internalize many of the concepts I take for granted today. I was delighted to find it […]

I Love Giving Away Project Management Books

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You may remember the last contest. ?Here is another. I was in contact with a few more publishers towards the beginning of this month and a few books to giveaway caught my eye. ?One of those was a new book by Jurgen Appelo titled “Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders“. And something about […]

6 Books To Make You a Better Project Manager

Filed under Books, Estimation | Posted by PMStudent

As 2010 draws to a close, the need for predictions about what will happen in 2011 about.? I have even offered my own guesses and plans here, here, and here. For this year-end post however, I offer some tools of skepticism to you, dear reader.? When it comes to predicting the future, we are all […]

Social Media for Project Managers

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While I was in Washington D.C. for the 2010 PMI North America Global Congress I asked author and blogger Elizabeth Harrin of PM4Girls some questions about her new book, “Social Media for Project Managers“. I focused on two topics in this short interview, emerging trends and privacy. One of the things in the book is […]