Project management is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing fields in the current job market. Often considered a science due to its technical analysis and methodology grounded in theory, project management skills are transferable and relevant to almost every industry. Project management career positions are diverse in nature and can be found in construction and development companies to software design and IT companies. More recently project management has established itself as a profitable and sustainable career choice for many individuals within the business world and has been shown as a great place to start on the path to C-level positions.
Project management itself, however, is far more than just a position title or career choice. Almost every job in the current market demands and stresses that individuals be able to multitask and handle multiple activities at once - both of which are at the core of project management. In order to be able to honestly and confidently claim to possess these skills you must understand the fundamentals of project management.
In this book I'll start at square one with the fundamentals. Step by step I'll take you from the basics of creating a budget, schedule, and scope to more advanced topics such as mitigating project risks and expectation management techniques. I'll teach how to manage and control any type of project of any magnitude.
This book will serve as a great introduction to individuals who are pursuing careers as project managers, current project managers looking to review key topics and prepare for the Project Management Professional exam, or those individuals simply looking to add project management skills to their repertoire.
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Comprehensive with outstanding attention to detail
I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the corporate world and affected in any respect by large project management, as well as small business owners who deal with managing large projects
Honestly, I found Ms. Vest's reading dry and uninspiring. Actually, that's okay -- because this is a pretty cut and dry book. It's about a clear cut system, and part of the goal of this system is *avoiding* drama of projects gone wrong.
I at first expected this to be a book that would be great for listening to in the car -- actually, it's not. A listening to the book calls for referring to the companion pdf with illustrations. I mean, the narrator LITERALLY calls for you to refer to specific illustrations at points in the books. Once I adjusted my expectation, the book felt more like a private session with a highly experienced tutor, who was walking me through all the concepts through both work and image.This is an extremely detail oriented book, and while I do not work within the corporate world, I found great value in applying many of these concepts to projects I need to manage as a small business owner. If you are seeking greater effectiveness from you efforts, I recommend listening to -- and applying - the concepts in this audiobook.
I received a copy of this audiobook at a discount in exchange for an honest review.
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