What’s in your library?

by Travis K. Anderson, MBA, PMP

Guest post by Travis Anderson

I was in my study reading the Top 7 WBS Mistakes Project Managers Make by Nankivel ( and started to wonder what other project management enthusiast read. Many of us work in different industries, have different experiences, live in different parts of the world, and are from different generations, but I bet we all have a few books in common among all of us here at the pmStudent. So please leave a laundry list of books that are your favorite or a “must” for the PM community trying to expand the body of knowledge.

Here are a few of the books or case studies on my shelf:

  • The Goal by Goldratt
  • Critical Chain by Goldratt
  • You’re in Charge – Now what? by Neef & Citrin
  • Performance Based Earned Value by Young
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey
  • Winning with People by Maxwell
  • The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by Maxwell
  • The 21 irrefutable Laws of Leadership by Maxwell
  • All the One Minute Manager books by Blanchard & Johnson & crew
  • Winning by Welch
  • Napoleon on Project Management by Manas
  • What Makes an Effective Executive by Drucker
  • NEW to my list!!! Top 7 WBS Mistakes Project Managers Make by Nankivel

Thanks in advance for sharing.

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Lisa Winter January 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm

One of my favorite Project Management books is Kimberly Wiefling’s “Scrappy Project Management.” It’s a really quick read and easy reference filled with helpful real-life anecdotes.

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Josh Nankivel, BSc PM, PMP January 14, 2010 at 10:29 am

I’ll agree with that recommendation Lisa, Kimberly’s book is great! I wrote a post about it earlier.


Joseph January 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm

What? No “Parachute” books? ;)


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