Elizabeth Harrin

Book review: Supercommunicator

August 27, 2014

“Too often, potentially great projects are dismissed by management, investors, and regulators simply because those decision makers can’t understand their value”, writes Frank J. Pietrucha in his book, Supercommunicator. “Opportunities can be missed and bad things can happen when content originators don’t explain their subjects in easy-to-understand language.” If you have recently put together a […]

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Book Review: What Happens in Vegas Stays On YouTube

August 25, 2014

“The explosion of mobile and social technologies means that we have to live as if our mother, boss, coach and enemies are watching us…because they are,” writes Erik Qualman in his book, What Happens in Vegas Stays On YouTube. The book is basically 36 rules for better social interaction and for making the right choices […]

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Happy Anniversary Women in PM SIG! An interview with Teri Okoro

August 20, 2014

Next month sees the APM’s Women in Project Management group holding the 2014 National Conference & 21st Anniversary of Women in Project Management in London. I spoke to Teri Okoro, Chair of the special interest group and part of the team behind the anniversary preparations. Teri, what’s on the agenda for the WiPM SIG now you’ve […]

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Book review: How To Be A Productivity Ninja

August 18, 2014

“Time management is dead,” writes Graham Allcott in his book, How To Be A Productivity Ninja. The old time management concepts don’t work anymore, he says, because we don’t have the same working environment. The number of information sources has gone up, and we’re expected to juggle more and manage more complex jobs while our […]

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Book Review: Healthcare Project Management

August 13, 2014

At first glance, Healthcare Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe and Dan Furlong is an ugly book. The cover isn’t up to much. However, open it up and you’ll quickly see how comprehensive this book is. It includes quick quizzes, learning objectives, team projects to carry out (for students), case studies, discussion question, links to videos […]

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Book review: Project Management Workflow

August 11, 2014

“Project management is indeed a very exciting and rewarding profession, but at the same time, it is one of the most difficult jobs, often misunderstood by project team members and management alike,” write Dan Epstein and Rich Maltzman in their book, Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach. I agree; it can be a challenge […]

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The Death of Project Management

August 8, 2014

This is a guest post by Bryan Barrow. After several years we seem, at last, to be over our fixation with zombies. Again. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time that the zombie movie genre comes around, each time bringing a new generation into its cold, dead clutches. I am […]

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Book review: Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual

August 6, 2014

In Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual, Bonnie Biafore aims to share the basics of project management and how to achieve what you want to do in Microsoft Project 2013. That’s quite an ask for one book. Part 1 is a primer on project management and I was surprised that there was so much about […]

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Book Review: Squirrels, Boats and Thoroughbreds

August 4, 2014

This is a book about managing change in traditional businesses. Jamie Gerdsen worked in a heating and air conditioning firm owned by his dad (which he then bought as his dad retired from the frontline work). “Success changes,” he writes. “It’s like a video game. You reach one level only to realise you have a […]

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Welcome to the Summer of Books 2014!

August 1, 2014

Welcome to our annual summer round up of the hottest project management books. Here’s a preview of the book reviews coming up: Squirrels, Boats and Thoroughbreds – “What can you do on your project to make it the project of choice? How can you get people clamouring to work with you?” The Missing Manual: Microsoft […]

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