Book Reviews

“Effective Project Management” Review: Traditional to Agile Approaches in a Single Book

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid8th edition Author: Robert K. Wysocki Published: 2019 656 pages Content & Review Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid has been a best seller and today is at its 8th edition. It is not recommended for beginners, but it’s a valuable tool for project management professionals, instructors and …

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“Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage” Review: Business-oriented PM Book for Intermediates and PMP Learners

Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage 5th edition Author: Jeffrey K. Pinto Published: 2019 592 pages Content & Review Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage discusses the theories and concepts of project management with a business-oriented approach and within the context of various successful organizations, both private and public. The author, Jeffrey K. Pinto has consulting experience …

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“An Introduction to Project Management” Review: A Practical Guide (not only) for Newbies

An Introduction to Project Management 6th edition Author: Kathy Schwalbe Published: 2017 514 pages Content & Review Kathy Schwalbe is an author, consultant and an active PMI (Project Management Institute) member. Her first full-time job was as a project manager in the Air Force in the early eighties. Today, she is sharing her knowledge on …

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“Project Janitor: Cleaning Other Manager’s Mess” Review: A Practical Guide to Project Recovery

Project Janitor: Cleaning Other Manager’s Mess 5th edition Author: Jamal El Ali Published: 2018 136 pages Content & Review Project Janitor deals with a very specific aspect of project management: how to rescue failing projects. Project recovery can be a daunting task – not only the project has many issues and it’s in trouble but …

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“Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling” Review: An Extensive PM Compendium

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling 12th edition Author: Harold Kerzner Published: 2017 848 pages Content & Review Project Management by Harold Kerzner is an excellent guide for both students and professionals. It provides guidance to all the aspects of project management without dwelling too much on the tools and methods …

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“Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide” Review: A Good First PM Book for Ambitious Learners

Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide 4th edition Author: Greg Horine Published: 2017 448 pages Content & Review If you are a complete beginner to Project Management you should start your training from a book specifically aimed at beginners. This way you can be sure every information you need is in the book, and you don’t …

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“Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days” Review: Story-based Project Management Introduction

Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 days Author: Ray W Fronhoefer Published: 2018 127 pages Content & Review Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 days is different from most of the other management books. It’s not the traditional textbook or at least it comes in a different form. The book deals …

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“The Fast and Forward MBA in Project Management” Review: A User-Friendly Guide for Beginners and Intermediates

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management5th edition Author: Eric Verzuh Published: 2015 528 pages Content & Review Project Management is a complex subject that includes a lot of different aspects and areas of expertise: from time and budget management to problem-solving, from scheduling to strategy development, etc… The Fast and Forward MBA in Project …

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“Project Management for Dummies” Review: An Understandable & Inexpensive Introduction to Project Management

Project Management for Dummies5th edition Author: Stan Portny Published: 2017 464 pages Content & Review The author, Stan Portny, is an internationally recognized expert in project management and project leadership with almost 30 years of experience in providing training and consultation to over 150 organizations. His work focuses on helping people understand how to control …

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