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If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips -- whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects -- from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse 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. Among the 97 practical tips:

  • "Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything" -- David Wood, Partner, Zepheira

  • "Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator" -- Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht

  • "Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports?" -- Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting

  • "How Do You Define 'Finished'"? -- Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect

  • "The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work" -- Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks

  • "How to Spot a Good IT Developer" -- James Graham, independent management consultant

  • "One Deliverable, One Person" -- Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova

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Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 4 Ratings

"Just average" - by Shadowchaser on 07-FEB-2013
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This book should be titled "97 Things Every Software Project Manager Should Know" as it focuses mostly on software development. But many advices are general enough to let it pass. Anyway, the tips from this book should be already known to any even low experienced project manager. Some advices are pretty good and useful, but most is just copy/paste from any book about PM. Not complete waste of time, but if you have some field experience you can probably skip it.
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"97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know" - by SM on 16-NOV-2009
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# Very crispy handy book
# Amalgamation of Project Management Experience into one book
# Coverage of different viewpoints & all stakeholder interests within a project to be managed
# Valuable guide to refer in future

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