Summary of The Project Manager's Desk Reference
First Edition: 1981
Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.
About half the work in companies is done on a project basis, but few people are trained in the nuts and bolts of project management, even in such core skills as meeting deadlines and staying on budget. If you add the problems caused by tight resources, lack of talented personnel and plain old uncertainty, you have a mix that needs professional management. That’s where James P. Lewis’ book is a handy reference. An experienced engineer, Lewis describes a useful, formal, sometimes quantitative approach that can handle even complex, expensive projects. He writes for managers who find themselves with projects to run and for those who may plan to take the professional project management exam for certification. He even offers insights for those who already have ample experience. getAbstract finds that this helpful, well-documented book is a good reference for project managers across a broad spectrum.
In this summary, you will learn
- The crucial variables and models used in successful project management;
- How to use the “work breakdown structure” to improve project management; and
- What characteristics good project managers share.
About the Author
James P. Lewis, Ph.D., teaches project management seminars internationally. He spent 15 years as an electrical engineer. Since 1980, he has trained more than 20,000 supervisors and managers.
Get the key points from this book in 10 minutes.
For your company
We help you build a culture of continuous learning.
Comment on this summary
Customers who read this summary also read
Michiel van der Molen
Kogan Page, 2015
Christian Greiser et al.
Boston Consulting Group, 2015
Mark C. Layton