Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
By: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin Group
Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our
ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free
productivity. His seamless system teaches us how to identify, track, and-most important-choose the next action
on all our tasks, commitments, and projects and thus master all the demands on our time while unleashing our
creative potential. The book's stylish, dynamic design makes it easy to follow Allen's tips, examples, and
inspiration to achieve what we all seek-energy, focus, and relaxed control.
Project Management: A Managerial Approach
By: Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons
The book is primarily intended for use as a college textbook for teaching project
management at the advanced undergraduate or master's level. The text is appropriate for classes on the
management of service, product, engineering projects, as well as information systems (IS). Thus, we have
included some coverage of material concerning information systems and how IS projects differ from and are
similar to regular business projects. The authors draw upon their personal experiences working with project
managers and on the experience of friends and colleagues who have spent much of their working lives serving
as project managers in the "real world." Thus, in contrast to the books that are about project management,
this book teaches students how to do project management.
Fundamentals of Project Management
By: James P. Lewis
Written for the novice manager, this introductory guide to project management describes
the basic process of planning, defining goals, assigning work, scheduling, and monitory progress. It also
offers advice on using scheduling software, crafting program statements and mission statements, and other
particular techniques. Lewis is a consultant and a trainer.
This guide covers traditional methods of project management as well as recent innovations.
Wysocki (a consultant) and McGary (a project manager) ground their advice in case studies, exercises, and the
Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge. Particular attention is given to issues like scope, project
activities, resource requirements, scheduling, planning, and team development, and client relations. A
companion CD-ROM contains case study files and trial versions of programs.
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
By: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
E-Commerce PM for WorldCom, and adjunct IT professor in Colorado Springs Project management
at its best-a banner edition of the landmark reference This latest edition of the bestselling "bible" of
project management brings outstanding coverage of the basic principles and concepts of project management
right up to date with the latest developments in the field.
Streetwise Project Management
By: Michael S. Dobson
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Streetwise Project Management is a thorough guide to project management for any business
owner, department, or project manager. Unlike other introductory guides on the market, which simplistically
focus on the HR side of project management. Streetwise Project Management also explains project management
methods, diagrams, software, evaluation, and review techniques -- in an intelligent layperson's style.
Techniques for working with teams, conflict resolution, and negotiating office politics are also covered.
Project Management Demystified
By: Sid Kemp
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Written in straightforward language, Project Management Demystified will help you gain
"instant expertise" in project management -- even if you have no previous formal training in executive skills.
The author, who has trained thousands of first-time managers and team leaders, uses a host of powerful
techniques to help you soak up what you really need to know.
Agile Project Management with Scrum
By: Ken Schwaber
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Apply the principles of Scrum, one of the most popular agile programming methods, to
software project management-and focus your team on delivering real business value. Author Ken Schwaber, a
leader in the agile process movement and a co-creator of Scrum, brings his vast expertise to helping you
guide the product and software development process more effectively and efficiently. Help eliminate the
ambiguity into which so many software projects are borne, where vision and planning documents are essentially
thrown over the wall to developers. This high-level reference describes how to use Scrum to manage complex
technology projects in detail, combining expert insights with examples and case studies based on Scrum.