Book Title: KNOWledge SUCCESSion: Sustained Performance and Capability Growth Through Strategic Knowledge Projects
Author: Arthur Shelley
Publisher: Business Expert Press
List Price: $34.95
Format: Soft cover; 216 pages
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781631571589
Reviewer: Darryl John
Review Date: July 2017



KNOWledge SUCCESSion explores why on how leaders need to utilize projects to become catalyst for organizations to sustain success by having team members apply knowledge. Dr. Shelley provides several examples of how interactions and communications among team members are more critical to organizations than processes.

The key is for leaders to stimulate the learning environment by staying engaged with the teams. This helps team members connect the dots with the day to day tactics of the project and the long term priorities of the organization.

Consider KNOWledge SUCCESSion a guide for executives, mid-level leaders, project managers and first line leaders on how internal walls must be torn down in order for the organization to succeed in an ever changing business environment.

Leaders from various industries in the fast paced global world can benefit from applying KWOWledge SUCCESSion.

Overview of Book’s Structure

In order to gain synergies across projects on how to sustain long term success, Dr. Shelley makes a key point that the actual projects deliverables are not the key to organization success. But, it is the learnings amongst the organizational team members that will move organizations forward in this fast paced competitive world.

Each of the twelve chapters starts with an executive summary and concludes with an “Apply this learning in practice” summary. Case studies from various industries are highlighted throughout the book. This provides leaders with a real life application that ties KNOWledge SUCCESSion foundation to the world of the practitioner.


KNOWledge SUCCESSion is a new business term. Early on, Dr. Shelley does a great job of defining it, explaining it, defining its benefits, outcomes, and challenges.

Having a project based organization sets the stage for KNOWledge SUCCESSion framework. This contributes to long term sustainability.


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About the Reviewer


Darryl John

Texas, USA


Darryl John
, CAPM, PMI-ACP has been in the insurance industry for 27 years. He currently works as a Business Analyst on agile methodology projects.   Darryl is a member of the PMI Dallas Chapter and can be reached at [email protected]


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