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Not my first choice
on January 25, 2012
If this is a required text for your class then this is a moot review. If you have a choice in the matter, this is a text that has dated (most are older than 2000) small (2-4 pages)in medium text book format to medium(5-10 page) unanswered cases studies for use in an academic environment to discuss 1-2 points per case study. there are several indepth large case studies that hopefuly will cover the bulk of what your assignment requires.
As the preface by the author states, many instructors require the content of papers used in the course to be more current limiting the usefulness of the text regardless of the relavance. Unfortunately two of my instructors in the MPMP program required with in 5 years releveance and as the case studies are dated in most instances I was half way through the book to find any that would meet the time requirement. In a first come first pick scholastic environment...ouch.
The text does break down the case studies into a logicall grouping order by Project Management sub categories such as scheduling, risk ,resources etc. this has some use as a student looking for a case study by those categories
In the intent of the author the book does what it is designed to do but for someone who is an acknowleded expert in Project Management field and has numerous other books referenced heavily it would be wonderful if it were brought more up to date.