The Project Management Coaching Workbook

Book Title: The Project Management Coaching Workbook
Author:    Susanne Madsen
Publisher:  Management Concepts Press
List Price:  $49.00 USD
Format:   Soft cover; 236 pages
Publication Date:  2012
ISBN:         9781587263572
Reviewer:   Michael O’Connor
Review Date:  May 2012


Introduction to the Book

This is a great book for either new or experienced project and program managers who are working in project management field.  There are many tools in this book that you can apply to your project that will help you better understand yourself and your team. The way it is written and explained makes it so that everyone can understand the information being presented.

The book is divided into six different steps that the author has broken down and formatted.  The author explains how to use the book and what the six step journey is all about.  There are many useful instructions, tips and counsels on project management.  All of the chapters are broken into easy-to-follow steps.

Overview of Book’s Structure

This book has 6 chapters that follow a six step process. In each chapter there are worksheets, instructions on how to fill them out, and information on how to score them. There is a key that helps to indicate what those scores may mean for you or your team.

Many templates, in PDF format, are available on the author’s webpage. They can help a person or team work through the information.  This book is basically a workbook, something you can write in to make notes and observations.  This book is a tool for the project/program manager and the team. It may be a good idea to buy a copy for each team member so that he or she can work through some of the exercises.


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Michael O’Connor

Michael O’Connor is a Senior Engineering Program Manager in Research and Development at Medtronic with over (20) years of experience in the medical device field.  He has developed many medical products from conception to commercialization.  He is currently a PhD candidate in the Project Management Program, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Editor’s note:  This book review was the result of cooperation between the publisher, PM World Inc and the Project Management Center For Excellence in the School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, USA (www.pm.umd.edu).  If you are an author or publisher of a project management-related book, and would like the book reviewed through this program, please contact [email protected].