If a full-fledged project management course doesn't fit your schedule or your budget, check out the new edition of 'Improving Your Project Management Skills". Based on the hugely popular American Management Association seminar of the same name, this ultrapractical reference offers powerful and repeatable project initiatives that improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs dramatically.
You'll get tools, tips, charts, lists, and never-fail advice for: planning and budgeting; defining project scope; project scheduling; implementation; performance measurement; leadership and staff issues; work breakdown structures; alignment with business goals; risk assessment and management; communication; and, project closure. Now completely revised and updated, the book is consistent with the most recent edition of "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK[registered])" and includes dozens of current practices and real-world examples.
Equal parts learning tool and workplace reference, "Improving Your Project Management Skills" puts the power of a world-class project management seminar right in your hands.
Review By: Arvind Pal Singh 01/25/2012
I highly recommend the book Improving Your Project Management Skills by Larry Richman to existing or future professionals aspiring to have career in project management. I read this book as a concise version of the PMBOK Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge) that compacts the five categories of process management groups and knowledge areas.
Larry has kept his writing style and presentation very simple, and he offers plenty of real-world examples. I understand that this book is based on a seminar of the same name offered by the American Management Association. On that note, this book can be considered as a quick reference that offers information in line with that offered by the Project Management Institute.
The shelf life of this book is very closely related to PMBOK and its future revisions. This second edition of the book has kept pace with the latest version of the PMBOK Guide, and it can be taken as a great, quick reference book for practitioners. In particular, I like chapter 3 for scope management and chapter 6 for estimation.
As the book's promotion mentions, readers will get powerful tips from to improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs dramatically. There is practical and actionable advice on various knowledge areas related to project management.