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REVIEW: "The Principles of Project Management", Meri Williams

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    BKPRPRMA.RVW 20080518 The Principles of Project Management , Meri Williams, 2008, 978- 0-9802858-6-4, U$39.95/C$39.95 %A Meri Williams
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      "The Principles of Project Management", Meri Williams, 2008, 978-
      0-9802858-6-4, U$39.95/C$39.95
      %A Meri Williams www.sitepoint.com/books/project1
      %C 48 Cambridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066
      %D 2008
      %G 978-0-9802858-6-4 0-9802858-6-0
      %I Sitepoint Pty. Ltd.
      %O U$39.95/C$39.95 books or business@... www.sitepoint.com
      %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0980285860/robsladesinterne
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      %O http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0980285860/robsladesin03-20
      %O Audience i+ Tech 1 Writing 2 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
      %P 204 p.
      %T "The Principles of Project Management"

      The preface states that the book is intended for anyone who wants to
      know enough about project management in order to ensure that projects
      succeed, but without becoming an expert in project management.

      Chapter one describes what project management is (and isn't),
      concentrating primarily on smaller jobs. The material is not high
      level, but simple and practical. Initial stages of projects are
      presented in chapter two, particularly identifying and choosing
      projects. The examples that are given relate mostly to general
      management and interpersonal communications. The major project phases
      of planning, execution, and control are examined in chapter three.
      Chapter four turns to regular management skills. Two interesting
      models (each of the simple four-quadrant type) for determining
      leadership styles and the development level of members of the team are
      introduced. Some practical tools are displayed, such as a mapping
      made between the two paradigms, but, unfortunately, not always fully
      illustrated. Project completion and customer feedback is discussed in
      chapter five.

      The promise in the preface is probably fulfilled. There are a number
      of helpful points and tips for project management, without going into
      the overhead of major management structures. The material is
      simplistic, but usable, for those thrust into the project management
      sphere without much background.

      copyright Robert M. Slade, 2008 BKPRPRMA.RVW 20080518


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