Improving Your Project Management Skills, Second Edition


Book Title:  Improving Your Project Management Skills, Second Edition
Author:  Larry Richman, PMP
Publisher:  AMACOM
List Price:   US$15.00
Format:  soft cover; 212 pages
Publication Date:   2012
ISBN: 978-0-8144-1728-7
Reviewer:  Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP
Review Date:              August 2012

Introduction to the Book

This book is a tutorial of project management principles.   It is well aligned with the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). It provides a budget and schedule friendly alternative to the full course.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is divided into 5 sections:

  1. Project Management Foundations (core concepts)
  2. Initiating
  3. Planning
  4. Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling
  5. Closing

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

The material covered in this book is very consistent with PMBOK guide.  It provides a high level review of project management topics.

Highlights: What I liked!

This book is a very good introduction to project management topics.  It provides a cost and time effective solution for those who are interested in learning more about project management.


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About the Reviewer

Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP

Born in Iran, Nazanin Mehrooz migrated to the USA where she studied software engineering and worked in both defense and telecom industries.  For the past decade, her focus has been IT Application Support, Operations and Service Delivery Management.  She is an active volunteer for the Dallas and Ft Worth PMI chapters in Texas.  Email of reviewer: [email protected]

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