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From Projects to Programs: A Project Manager’s Journey

PM PUBLISHING NEWS 

New book by Samir Penkar presents new ideas on program structure and organization 

11 November 2013 – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled From Projects to Programs: A Project Manager’s Journey, by Samir Penkar. This new book, introduces key program management concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. It provides a backstage view into the workings of program management, program organization, team dynamics, and the skills required to manage programs.

131111-pmwj17-penkar-IMAGEAccording to the CRC release: This is the story of an up-and-coming project manager that has been handed a large program to lead. Follow along as Susan Codwell, Program Manager for FitAtWork Inc., struggles, leads, stumbles, and grows into the role of program manager. Throughout this book you will gain a clear understanding of the core program management processes and components involved.  It provides you with the opportunity to experience the ins and outs of real-world program management. Every project team member will find themselves somewhere in this story. Whether you are an aspiring program manager, a successful project manager, or a project team member, this book offers a fascinating glimpse into what it takes to run successful programs in today’s business environment.

Samir Penkar is an award-winning program and project management professional. He is the founder of the Future of Project Management blog, the place for people, trends, and ideas on project management. Penkar has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox 9 News, and numerous project management publications. A passionate speaker, he has presented internationally across the United States, Asia, Canada, and Africa.

Penkar has a degree in Electronics Engineering and a MBA from Mumbai University in India. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a certified Scrum Master. Penkar loves the outdoors, is a distance running coach, and his favorite hobby is flying fighter kites. As a consultant, he has worked with a number of organizations in the education, insurance, fitness, manufacturing, and agro industries. 

CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific and technical work, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and make them available to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in a variety of accessible formats.  CRC’s mission is to serve the needs of scientists and the community at large by working with capable researchers and professionals from across the world to produce the most accurate and up to date scientific and technical resources.  To see their project management titles, go to http://www.crcpress.com/browse/?category=BUS14A

From Projects to Programs: A Project Manager’s Journey; by Samir Penkar; published by Auerbach Publications, © September 2013, 157 pages, soft cover, ISBN 9781466591813; List price = $49.95; For more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466591813

Source: CRC Press