Managing projects large and small: the fundamentals skills for delivering on budget and on time
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Once the domain of engineers, project management has become a staple of the modern company,
whether the goal is to produce goods, spreadsheets, or ideas. The guide for new managers is geared toward
practical advice, addressing what it calls the two essential aspects of the subject: the techniques of project
management (design, planning, execution) and the team-specific issues that will affect a project's success.
Appendices contain project management worksheets and checklists and a guide to running effective meetings.
Art of Project Management
By: Scott Berkun
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
In The Art of Project Management, you'll learn how to plan, manage, and lead projects from
a veteran manager of software and web development. This personal account of hard lessons learned over a decade
of work in the industry distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice.
By: Clifford F. Gray, Erik W. Larson
Publisher: Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Companies
Project Management outlines solution-oriented, integrated methodologies for implementing the
processes of project management. Examples from a wide variety of both manufacturing and service environments
highlight the hands-on skills and solutions required. Effective project managers must seamlessly blend
operational skills, prioritization abilities, and behavioral insights, often simultaneously. Project Management
outlines a step-by-step framework for managing any project, in any industry or environment, and consistently
achieving objectives with a maximum of efficiency and a minimum of waste.
By: Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Winning is destined to become the bible of business for generations to come. It clearly and
succinctly lays out the answers to the most difficult, important questions people face both on and off the job.
Welch's objective is to speak to people at every level of the organization, in companies large and small. His
audience is everyone from line workers to college students and MBAs, from project managers to senior executives.
He describes his core business principles and devotes most of Winning to the real "stuff" of work--how to lead,
hire, get ahead, even write a budget. Welch's optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind set is riveting. His
goal is to help anyone and everyone who has a passion for success.
Project Management JumpStart
By: Kim Heldman
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Solid project management skills are in especially high demand today across all industries.
If you're considering a career in project management or simply wish to expand your understanding of general
project management principles, this book is for you. The second edition of a popular introduction to project
management, this revision covers the new Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by Project
Management Institute (PMI). With simple, tangible explanations, this book may even serve as a starting point
for you to pursue advanced project management certifications such as PMP. If so, it's the perfect precursor
to Sybex's best-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide, 2nd Ed.
Fundamentals of Technology Project Management
By: Colleen Garton, Erika McCulloch
Publisher: MC Press, LLC
The authors explain what to do as soon as you have the formal go-ahead; how to define
deliverables, milestones, and functional and technical requirements; and how to run effective meetings -
especially your crucial kickoff meeting. They systematically cover both technical issues (for instance,
building a complete project plan with Microsoft Project, defining source and build control processes) and
human issues (delegation, motivation, managing client expectations, what not to say in an email). You’ll
find insights into everything from methodologies (PMI, CMMI, Six Sigma) to documentation and technical
Information Technology Project Management
By: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher: Course Technology, Inc.
"Information Technology Project Management" is the first project management title with
a focus solely on Information Technology projects. The book combines the best of both worlds: an academic
text that treats project management from a research point of view, providing running cases and other strong
pedagogical elements; and a practical text that provides hands-on projects at the end of each chapter using
Microsoft Project, the tool of choice in this market. It also provides excellent preparation for the PMI
(Project Management Institute) certification exam.
Rational Project Manager: A Thinking Team's Guide to Getting Work Done
By: A. Longman, Jim Mullins
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
This guide explores and explains the rationale, processes, and tools of successful project
management. While The Rational Project Manager covers the nuts and bolts of the discipline, it also offers a
unique concentration on the logic and thought processes necessary for successful project completion." The
authors divide project management into three stages - definition, planning, and implementation - exploring
each stage in depth and showing project managers and contributors how to apply concepts and avoid common
mistakes. Setting aside theoretical exploration, complex formulas, and software-as-savior cure-alls, The
Rational Project Manager focuses on the fundamentals of why projects fail and offers a proven methodology
for making sure they don't.