Say Yes to Project Success


Title: Say Yes to Project Success: Winning the Project Management Game
Authors: Karthik Ramamurthy and Sripriya Narayanasamy
Publisher: Notion Press www.notionpress.com
Publication Date: 2017
List Price: US $14.40
Format: Paperback; 198 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1947949034
Reviewer: Raju Rao, PMP, SCPM
Review date: November 2017


Introduction to the Book

This book presents best practices and tools and techniques of project management in an easy-to-read story-telling format. It is supplemented by cartoons and expert insights from professionals all over the world. A problem-to-solution approach has been followed with an appendix mapping ‘failure factors’ to various chapters.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book consists of 52 chapters each of which is based on a tip, technique or principle valuable for project success. Each chapter is followed by a list of bullet points as ‘keys to success’ and expert insights.

Some examples of chapter headings are

Me, CEO?
Vendor or Friendor?
A Risky Proposition
Trusty Bases
Fun and Games at Work
Minor Changes, Major Disaster

More than 100 professionals have provided their expert insights in this book who have worked on projects in 119 countries.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

Expert insights on each topic are a welcome feature in this book .This is particularly so because they have given their views from practical experience which is valuable for professionals who want to apply them.

Highlights: What I liked!

  • Story telling mode has been followed and content is easy to read. It is brief and concise and well supported by cartoons to convey the message.
  • Mapping of ‘failure factors’ to Chapters is a good way to use the book whenever there is a challenge.
  • Expert Insights are one of the best features in this book and could be very useful to readers to apply them in practice.

In my opinion, 3 chapters in this book are significant and


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About the Author

Raju Rao, PMP

Chennai, India


Raju Rao
, PMP, SCPM, OPM3 Cert Professional is Founder and Principal consultant – Xtraplus Solutions, a PM consulting and training company based in Chennai, India. Mr Rao has a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras, India; an Advanced PM certificate from Stanford University; and a certificate from IIM Calcutta. He has about 40 years’ experience in engineering, process and project management and has been an active member of PMI for several years. He held leadership positions in both the 1st and 2nd edition projects of OPM3 and has been involved in development of several PMI standards and awards.

Mr Rao has been a visiting and adjunct faculty for engineering and business schools in India. He has presented numerous papers in global congresses and is the coauthor of two books – Project Management Circa 2025 published by PMI and Organizational Project Management published by Management Concepts, USA. Raju has been a President of South India section of AACE International and is the founder of the Indian Project Management Forum.

Raju Rao lives in Chennai, India and can be contacted at [email protected]

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