I just finished another book and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. The book is called Successful project management with the sub title “Applying best practices and real-world techniques with Microsoft Project”. If that doesn’t sound like a good start I don’t know what does :-).
The book is written by Bonnie Biafore, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the Project Conference in Anaheim and who wrote an interesting guest post on The Project Corner concerning Multiple Baselines. If you’re reading this before the first of may 2014 you can even win this book by commenting on her guest post!
About the book: It is a nice mix of project management theory, Microsoft Office use and Project scheduling techniques. Taking side steps to include tips and useful notes.
The fist two chapters in Successful project management are for the novice project manager. If you are just starting your journey these chapters nicely describe the playground, resources (like sponsors and stakeholders), necessary documentation and the such.
After these chapters Bonnie dives into more specific items of a successful project and schedule. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Baselines, Financial data all items have a structured place within the book.
I would say this is a book that would be a huge contribution for starting project managers and a great addition to the library of any project manager with a few years on the job. You can get a copy of the book here.
I give the book a 4,5 of 5 stars.