Perfect Phrases for Project Management


pmwj14-sep2013-Dave-Perfect- BOOK IMAGEBook Title:  Perfect Phrases for Project Management
Author:  Helen S. Cooke and Karen Tate
Publisher:  McGraw Hill
Format:  soft cover, 237 pages
Price:  $12.95
Publication Date:   2012
ISBN: 9780071793797
Reviewer:      Sonali Dave
Review Date:            August  2013

Introduction to the Book

This book provides a list of phrases that can be used by a PM at various stages of a project lifecycle. The book also serves as a checklist for PM to evaluate his or her project from initiation to closing. It provides numerous conversational statements to communicate with varied stakeholders such as decision makers, sponsors, management, project team members and customers. In doing so it facilitates mastery of the Project Management language for a professional.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book contains 5 parts, 16 chapters and 3 Appendices:

  • Part I               Project Management

Chapter 1      Project Management Concepts

  • Part II              Project Initiation

Chapter 2      Perfect Phrases to Identify the Need for a Project

Chapter 3      Creating a Project Charter

  • Part III             Project Planning

Chapter 4      Perfect Phrases to Set the Stage for Project Planning

Chapter 5      Perfect Phrases to Define the Scope and the Boundaries of the Project

Chapter 6      Perfect Phrases to Estimate Time and Resources Needed to Do the Work

Chapter 7      Perfect Phrases to Lead the Team’s Project Planning


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About the Reviewer

pmwj14-sep2013-Dave-How-to- AUTHOR IMAGEflag-usaSonali Dave

North Texas, USA

Sonali Dave, MBA is a project Management professional with over 15 years of experience in progressive leadership roles with proven track record of managing projects and teams. Strong analytical skills with management experience in operations and delivery of services as well as software lifecycle development. Experience in Telecom and Transportation Industry. Contact email: [email protected]

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