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Project Management Summaries

Who does what, when and how? The chief reason many good ideas fall by the wayside is badly managed implementation. Learn how to direct a project well.

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The Checklist Manifesto
Book
 

Atul Gawande

Metropolitan Books, 2009

(9)

The Winning Bid
Book
 

Emma Jaques

Kogan Page, 2013

(7)

The Negotiation Book
Book
 

Steve Gates

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011

(8)

Designing for Growth
Book
 

Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie

Columbia UP, 2011

(8)

Strategic Project Management Made Simple
Book
 

Terry Schmidt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009

(8)

Operations Due Diligence
Book
 

James F. Grebey

McGraw-Hill, 2011

(8)

Manage Your Project Portfolio
Book

Johanna Rothman

The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2009

(7)

The Mythical Man-Month
Book
 

Frederick P. Brooks

Addison-Wesley, 1995

(9)

How PowerPoint Makes You Stupid
Book
 

Franck Frommer

The New Press, 2012

(7)

Fast Projects
Book

Fergus O'Connell

Pearson Education Limited, 2009

(9)

Project Management JumpStart
Book

Kim Heldman

Jossey-Bass, 2005

(9)

Good Works!
Book
 

Philip Kotler et al.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012

(8)

How to Save a Failing Project
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Ralph R. Young et al.

Management Concepts, 2009

(7)

Communications Skills for Project Managers
Book
 

Michael Campbell

AMACOM, 2009

(6)

The Program Management Office Advantage
Book
 

Lia Tjahjana et al.

AMACOM, 2009

(7)

Managing
Book
 

Henry Mintzberg

Berrett-Koehler, 2009

(6)

Project Portfolio Management
Book
 

Shan Rajegopal et al.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

(6)

AMA Business Boot Camp
Book
 

Edward T. Reilly

AMACOM, 2012

(7)

Making Strategy Work
Book
 

Lawrence G. Hrebiniak

Wharton School Publishing, 2005

(8)

Information Technology Project Management
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Jack T. Marchewka

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009

(7)

The Business Value of IT
Book

Michael D.S. Harris et al.

Auerbach Publications, 2008

(7)

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Project Management

Project management unquestionably is one of the most important responsibilities for any executive or manager. Planning and executing a project or initiative to a successful conclusion is a formidable challenge regardless of your own talent, skill and experience. getAbstract’s summaries focusing on project management help you understand all the steps that can make the process profitable and rewarding.

Big Responsibilities

Project leaders are in charge of orchestrating a multifaceted endeavor that incorporates planning, organizing and managing. Depending on your industry and the size of your operation, your project may include a handful of employees or hundreds of workers across multiple departments. Before launching an initiative, the project manager must determine whether his workforce can competently handle the assignment.

Since projects usually have a specific completion date, you have to ensure that your workforce meets the deadlines along the way and that they execute each stage of the project in the proper sequence. CEOs typically frown on cost overruns, so staying within your budget is another of your primary concerns.

Don’t Go It Alone

Our legion of satisfied subscribers, which includes several Fortune 500 companies, relies on getAbstract to provide insight, guidance and recommendations. Our summaries are chock-full of sensible advice that will improve your chances of realizing your goals and objectives. What’s more, you’ll be warned about the pitfalls of project management from respected business leaders who learned the hard way. 10 minutes is all you need to read a typical summary – and getAbstract’s library boasts hundreds of project management book summaries overflowing with know-how.