Review of Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide (4th Edition)

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Rating

8

Qualities

  • Well Structured
  • Concrete Examples
  • Insider's Take

Review

Gregory Horine, an IT project management professional, makes project management absolutely clear. His well-organized and clearly designed manual’s sections and chapters describe the art and science of project management so anyone can read and learn. Horine dispels misconceptions about project management, and shows how common pitfalls can affect your project’s successes and failures. In so doing, he stresses the leadership and people-skills side of project management, with less emphasis on technical minutiae. His guide is detailed – but not excessively so. Horine’s readable, thorough coverage makes this complex field comprehensible to laypeople, and yet offers sufficient insight to engage professional project managers.  Horine’s methods can apply to an infinite range of organizations or projects, making this a project management manual for all.

About the Author

Certified business technology and IT project management professional Gregory Horine has a long record of completing projects that meet their targeted objectives.

 

The Project Management Jump Start

Horine details how project management is a skill you can apply to almost any new activity that you or your organization take on. If you are new to project management, he says, focus on using a real-world, easy-to-follow process.

Projects differ from regular business or organizational activities in that they are one-offs. Horine offers examples that include developing a new product, implementing new software or building a house. He points out that the resources required to manage a project are unique to each project and aren’t generally part of the budgeting process that you use for ongoing operations, because the resources are temporary. Projects have an end date.


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