9 Habits of Project Leaders


Book Title:  9 Habits of Project Leaders: Experience and Data-Driven Practical Advice in Project Execution      
Author:  Arun Singhal and Puja Bhatt
Publisher:  Project Management Institute Inc.
List Price: $12.95
Format:  Soft Cover, spiral bound, 65 pages
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-62825-179-1
Reviewer: Edward Raibick, PMP
Review Date: February / 2018



The book titled 9 Habits of Project LeadersExperience and Data-Driven Practical Advice in Project Execution is a pocket guide published through PMI by Arun Singhal and Puja Bhatt. The book discusses transforming 9 key behaviors into habits for successful project management results. These habits were determined by interviewing over 50 senior project managers, directors, and core team members who were responsible for executing technically complex projects around the world.

Overview of Book’s Structure

  • Chapter 1 discusses project ownership
  • Chapter 2 reviews enabling core team members to make decisions
  • Chapter 3 discusses effective project meetings
  • Chapter 4 covers project planning.
  • Chapter 5 discusses executing to the plan
  • Chapter 6 covers communication and documentation
  • Chapter 7 reviews status reporting on your project
  • Chapter 8 discusses project milestone celebration.
  • Chapter 9 introduces setting up a project recognition system
  • Chapter 10 aligns to PMBOK guide’s knowledge areas
  • Chapter 11 Summary and conclusion


9 Habits of Project Leaders is a handy guide for any project manager providing the core habits needed to effectively lead and deliver on projects. This book is not meant to be an exhaustive book of analysis, management styles and theories. Instead it serves as a useful pocket reference tool providing advise to keep you focused throughout the lifecycle of your project.


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About the Reviewer

Edward Raibick, PMP

North Texas, USA


Edward Raibick, PMP
is a Security Project Management consultant with extensive experience software engineering, managerial and IT Project Management experience. Edward holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Internet and IT security, a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Electronics. His career includes over 10 years with the IBM Corporation and over 15 years with Texas Instruments. Edward is a member of the Project Management Institute, Dallas Chapter, having acquired his PMP certification in 2011.

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