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Best Project Management Books

Although project management is often associated with civil engineering projects and complex IT projects, it can be very useful in smaller, one-off changes that are important to be implemented well.

Best Project Management Books

You will only see the books I’ve rated at Four Stars (meaning good and well worth reading) and Five Stars (excellent and very highly recommended). Reviews of lower rated books appear on Amazon.co.uk but I haven’t brought the reviews across to my own website.

If you read my reviews, you’ll see I try to explain why I like them but also to identify any weaknesses. My job as a reviewer is to help you to find the most appropriate books rather than to help sell more books.

On that note, if you do decide to buy, I’d appreciate it if you could click through to Amazon on my links as (hopefully) I’ll earn a small referral commission.

Some of these books can be very expensive so, if you’re happy with a hard back or paperback book, take a look at the second hand options on Amazon. Personally I only buy if the condition is described as “As New” or “Very Good” unless I’m really keen and forced to drop down to “Good”.

Five Stars Project Management Books

I haven’t reviewed any that I regard as excellent.

Four Stars Project Management Books

Successful Project Management in a Week by Mark Brown

Critical Chain by Eliyahu Goldratt

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Successful Project Management in a Week by Mark Brown

In my review at Amazon.co.uk of

Successful Project Management in a Week,

I gave the book a rating of Four Stars. This means I think it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

Explains the basics to anyone who has to manage a project for the first time

This is a short guide which explains the basics to anyone who has to manage a project for the first time or forms a very nice refresher for someone who is experienced in project management but hasn’t managed a project for some time. [continue reading…]

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Critical Chain by Eliyahu Goldratt

The full title of this important book on project management by Eli Goldratt is

Critical Chain: A Business Novel“.

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a rating of Four Stars. This means that it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

Interesting ideas about project management in this management novel.

I was reading Critical Chain when I heard the news that the author, Dr Eliyahu Goldratt died.

The Theory of Constraints guru focuses his attention on project management in this book after looking at constraints in the production process in The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement and in the marketing strategy in It’s Not Luck. [continue reading…]

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