Project Management: A Quick Start Beginners Guide – A Book Review

Project Management: A Quick Start Beginners Guide For Easily Managing Projects The Right Way is a book that introduces project management. The very long title tries to appeal to readers who are new to project management but has to learn it as quickly as possible. It presents general project management topics with an emphasis on the project planning process. As an introductory book, it can pave the way for people to have a better understanding of the general concept, and be confident to explore other resources and references for more in-depth understanding.

Book Details

The paperback measures 7 in. wide by 0.2 in. thick by 10 in. long. It has 96 pages only, divided in 7 chapters. It is also available in Kindle format. It was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing in July 2017 in the English language. ISBN-10: 1548772534; ISBN-13: 978-1548772536

Price

$9.99 for the paperback version and $3.99 for the Kindle version

Target Audience

Project Management: A Quick Start Beginners Guide is for readers without project management background. It is for accidental project managers who are asked to lead for the first time, willing or unwilling. It is also for new members of a project team, for students interested in the general concepts of project management, and occasionally, for former PM professionals who want some refresher to help them get back in action.

What Customers Say

D. Vee (Amazon) described the book as nicely written, concise, and understandable. The reader stated that it is good for high-level review, without confusing jargons or complicated explanations.

Chris O. (Amazon) was a former project manager. He got the book to help him get back to that line of work again. He stated that it did an excellent job of presenting the main points of project management, as well as suggested ways to improve his own personal style.

Alexandra (Goodreads) noticed that the author did not give any indication that she is or was a project manager. Also, she believes that the book is too concise to be informative, and covered mostly overview and basic things.

Content, Approach, Style

Content: Project Management: A Quick Start Beginners Guide is divided into an introduction, a chapter about project management, project planning process, project success definition, project manager qualities, time management, finishing, project evaluation, and book conclusion. All these are discussed in about 90 pages or so.

Approach/Tone: The author gives general statements, outlines, and suggestions that constitutes good project management practices. She also presents the negative effects and possible consequences if these PM practices are neglected or implemented poorly.

Style: The author provides simple but clear presentation of the topics covered. They are well organized and concise, ideal for readers without PM background.

Why Buy the Book

Project Management: A Quick Start Beginners Guide For Easily Managing Projects The Right Way is part of a series called Essential Tools and Techniques for A Winning Business Plan & Strategies for Proper Start Up and Project Management. This book is for readers entirely new to the project management discipline, or for those who may have to lead a project only a few times but do not intend to pursue a career in it. The physical book is a handy reference, although resourceful persons willing to put in the effort may find similar topics, lessons or recommendations online for less.

Author

Susan Hollister earned degrees in Business and English, with a minor in Psychology. After more than 20 years in the business world, she is pursuing her passion as an author. She writes about topics that help others accomplish their dreams and goals. Some of her other books are about creating a business plan, social media marketing, home organization, gardening, healthy eating, and yoga, among others.

$9.99 for the paperback version and $3.99 for the Kindle version

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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