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5.0 out of 5 stars A book a lot of people can read.
I have been trying for some time to get people on my company to read about Project Management, with no success: even if they start, they don't read more than a few chapters. This book has an exceptional advantage over many other books: It is short, instructive, readable, and fun.
In the last three months, I have convinced four people to read this book, lending to them...
Published on June 28, 2001 by Armando L. Franco Carrillo
71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK but really really basic stuff
Covers the basics -- but if you have ever read any other book on project management, or managed a project yourself, or worked for a company that has a formal project management process, or gone to a 1-day seminar on project management -- this is not for you. There's nothing wrong with this book, it's very thorough, balanced and well-thought out, but it is definitely...
Published on September 6, 1999
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good starter book on Program Managment, and a handy reference for the Seasoned Professional,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Kindle Edition)This is a good basic book for beginning Program Managers and a handy reference for PM Veterans. It covers the basics in a solid manner. The Author starts out with the role of the PM, and then he leads you into working through your project goals. There are 3 chapters on creating a work breakdown structure and how to make it into a workable schedule. The Author then finishes up with managing teams and how to put everything together where you work. There are simple but thought provoking quizzes at the end of each chapter. This book is basic, concise, and informative. This book teaches the basics of Program Management well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)An excellent project management foundation book. With the title "Fundamentals of Project Management", this book does exactly that. It provides an introductory overview of the various phases in projects. It covers the five process areas, the creation of a WBS, scheduling, and other valuable PM tools. It's a great text for learning the language of project managers and the process's it follows. I give five stars because the book is a foundation builder for anyone new to PM. I would highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars KNOWLEGE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)ESTE TOPICO ES MUY IMPORTANTE YA QUE TE AYUDA A CONTROLAR Y ADMINISTRAR TANTO TIEMPO, MATERIAL PERSONAL Y COSTOS EN UN PROCESO DE PRODUCCION.ESTE LIBRO TE ENSEÑA Y AYUDA A CONOCER ESTE TEMA Y A APLICARLO
THIS TOPIC IS VERY MPORTANT BECAUSE IT HELP YOU TO ADMINISTRATE TIME, PARTS, PEOPLE AND MONEY ABOUT THE PROCESS OF SOME PROJECT.
THIS BOOK TEACH YOU AND HELP YOU TO KNOW THIS TOPIC AND APLY IT.
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and accessible,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)I'm not sure this is a master's level textbook, but it is helpful and well written. The author doesn't take himself too seriously, which helps. I would recommend for anyone in the corporate world who has had project responsibilities dumped in his or her lap.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)Nice beginning project management book. It covered the creation of a WBS, scheduling, and other PM tools. The most helpful (yet brief) sectioni for me was on team-building.
4.0 out of 5 stars Project Management, good overview,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)I am working as a Sr. Electrical Engineer and am being asked to perform as a Sr. Project Manager so I needed to get some skills quickly. This book references the PMIBOK which is the Project Management Institute Body of Knowlege. My supervisor is certified with this organization, so I thought it would be appropriate.
The book is a good overview of the topics that are needed to be a successful project manager. It goes from projects and scheduling to people and managing teams. This was excellent to see how the author put it all together and explained the importance of each. He gives Do's and Do Not's, but I found that my organization does not do things that way, nor are they willing to change. One specific one is, a project manager should never manage a project and also work on the project. This is how things are done where I work, and we have the exact problems the author mentions.
Where I felt the book fell short was practical examples. It had many great examples, but not what I needed which was how to break into a schedule and shorten a schedule. Also how to analyze each task for risk. Other than those items, I think it did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It is an easy read and not boring at all.
I sure hope this helps someone.
4.0 out of 5 stars fundamentals of project management,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)it's a very interesting book, can learn about control and follow projects. Helps to clarify the resources alocation acording to activities and its priority.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Introduction to Best Practices,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)If, like me, you are looking for a light intro to the art of Project Management then you need not look further. This book will give you an overview of the tools and methods that will help you on the path to successfully delivering projects. But what I also liked about it is that it emphasises the need for leadership and interpersonal skills and provides a few tips on these. Definitely a 'must' for starting off any Project Management library.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Project Management by James P. Lewis,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)This is an excellent, easy to read book for someone who is in a leadership program or position. I am using this book as one of my textbooks for my Leading Change and Project Management course on my Master's degree in Leadership Education. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Basics,
This review is from: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) (Paperback)I was looking for the fundamentals and I found them. Mr. Lewis approaches this subject in a simple yet, thorough fashion. He provides the reader with insights, experience and a well rounded introduction to the process of project management. What you gain here is a substantial base from which you can build.
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