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This is a great text by Scott Berkun on practical project management. It is a very hands-on MT approach to a skill that many of us need but don't have. As a manager that has to PM a lot of my team's work, I found it extremely helpful and was able to apply a lot of the ideas directly.

Scott's web site, http://www.scottberkun.com, is jam packed with great essays on a wide range of topics. Check out the book and web site today.

Mark's picture

I'm a big fan of Scott, and have blogged about encouraging folks to sign up for his PM Clinic listserve. He puts out a weekly situation, and encourages comments. It's well done and very insightful.

Mark

peloton's picture

[quote="mahorstman"]I'm a big fan of Scott, and have blogged about encouraging folks to sign up for his PM Clinic listserve. He puts out a weekly situation, and encourages comments. It's well done and very insightful.
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I signed up. Thanks for the pointer, Mark. Soooo much information on which to catch up... :?

Al

arsenjew's picture

"The Art of Project Management" definitely is a great book. I particularly liked the chapter on "How To Make Things Happen" and the method of "calling bullshit" (Scott has [url=http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/essay53.htm]another fine essay[/url] about this on his site)

martinoriordan's picture

Just finished it. I don't have a lot of PM experience but I found it to be well organized & practical.
Logical flow & the topics tend to build on each other. Also the chapters are relatively self-contained, so helps when referencing random chapters.

I like his writing style… informative and easy going. Some good examples from his experiences in Microsoft. Some chapters provide a list of questions, which can be useful as checklists at certain project stages… Calling Bullshit … spot on.

I may re-read this book in future once I have some more solid experience in the world of PM…

arsenjew's picture

Also check out his last one, [url=http://www.amazon.com/Myths-Innovation-Scott-Berkun/dp/0596527055]The Myths of Innovation.[/url] Not so much practical advice, but a lot of insight, and a very entertaining read, too.