Have you ever been responsible for a big project? Did it go as smoothly as you’d hoped? This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips from some of the world’s most experienced project managers. You’ll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from budgets and purchasing to personnel problems and runaway meetings. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that’s priceless, gained the hard way from years of experience.
While this book focuses on software projects, the nuggets of wisdom within are not really about software. Rather, they underscore the principles of getting the job done, whether you’re planning a wedding or building a house. You can read the book end to end, or browse through the tips to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration.
About the Author
Barbee Davis, PMP, PHR, writes a semi-monthly feature for the Project Management Institute (PMI) international publication, Community Post, in which she guides project managers to more successful projects. She is also an international reviewer for the PMI Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) program.
Experienced in training and consulting, Barbee has written and facilitated technical training for IBM Corporation and other large customers. She has designed and implemented projects in varied industries, and managed large project rollouts for many national corporations.
As co-owner of ExecuTrain of Nebraska, Barbee provided technical training for solution developers and systems engineers, as well as offering end-user training on all platforms. She came to ExecuTrain from Wilson Learning, where she was an accredited facilitator for their Management Development, Sales, Customer Service, Time Management workshops, and automated personnel selection tools.
Currently, Barbee owns Davis Consulting, formed to provide Training and Development workshops, customized training materials, and Project Management consulting services. She has been on staff with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Bellevue University and is proficient in online learning instructional design, having both written for and taught on Blackboard for universities and corporate clients. Ms. Davis holds a degree in Education, a Master’s, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) accreditation, and a black belt in Microsoft Project.
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc. (August 26, 2009)