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What You Need to Know About: Project Management Audiobook

What You Need to Know About: Project Management

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Publisher's Summary

Become a master of project management! This book will help you to learn to define projects, be it at home or at work, and will explain how to make them happen. Start to plan, budget, and execute your projects and learn which behaviours to adopt in order to be a good project manager.

©2010 Fergus O'Connell (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 07-19-16
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    "Excellent "How to" on project management"

    Great book that will help you triage new or current projects that you want to manage better. Does a great job of delivering the basics of project management.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Gardner Colorado 05-05-16
    R. Gardner Colorado 05-05-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Nothing new in this book"
    What disappointed you about What You Need to Know About: Project Management?

    I am a new project manager and thought I would hear something that was not common sense.


    What was most disappointing about Fergus O'Connell’s story?

    That I was listening in anticipation of something I could use in my job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy W. 02-03-16
    Wendy W. 02-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "To the point"
    What made the experience of listening to What You Need to Know About: Project Management the most enjoyable?

    Love the point to point style. Helps when you're trying to remember things. Unfortunately, there were many references of other books, that I wasn't familiar with, made listening of these books alittle difficult to remember which book I'm interested in diving further.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ikenna 02-01-16
    Ikenna 02-01-16
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    "Loved the book"

    Just simply easily digestible knowledge piece. Appropriate to give one a head start for venturing into project management.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Fan 11-11-15
    Kindle Fan 11-11-15
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    "Very good listen for a beginner or a pro"
    Where does What You Need to Know About: Project Management rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank this one a very good #2.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book takes you through from the basic to advanced knowledge of project management.


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    There is emphasis on key parts of good project management.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The end is closer than the beginning


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 10-07-15
    Tom 10-07-15 Member Since 2008
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    "A good down and dirty primer."

    Simple and basic listen on getting started with project management. Probably a little too basic for anyone with any project management training though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Webb 09-08-15
    R. Webb 09-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Narrator Paired With a Great Book."

    Long enough to be useful and short enough to be manageable. Subjects are broken down to make learning easy. I also thought the author had a great sense of humor. The narrator knocks it out of the park too.

    Bottom Line:
    I learned A LOT about project management, well worth the buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Jimenez 08-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "straight forward project management"

    I've been a project manager for over 8 years and I seem to have lost some of the basics along the way. this book did an excellent job of reviewing those essential things that a project or program manager should know and practice. I especially like the section on getting your life back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Gardea Los Angeles, CA USA 07-22-15
    M. Gardea Los Angeles, CA USA 07-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid project management stuff!"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook. I like the narration style of the narrator, and the content of the book. The only thing I wish is that there are visual aids to help along the way, but alas it's an audiobook. I really enjoyed it. I would recommend anyone especially if you're new and the project management industry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marley 07-14-15
    Marley 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good titel"
    Any additional comments?

    ...difficult for me to get excited about a topic like PM - god start however I lost interest during the second half - but if you need it read it !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Caroline
    Oranmore, Co. GalwayIreland
    2/28/11
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    "Informative and interesting"

    This book is an absolute godsend if, like me, you've found yourself landed with a project management role and nobody can tell you what exactly that entails.

    From start to finish, this book details the precise steps to take to ensure your project success. Using simple examples of successes and failures and the many things that can go wrong, as well as providing plenty of recommended reading and useful websites for anyone looking to do further research, the author provides the skills and processes which help keep projects on track - and keep the project-manager from having a breakdown.

    The narrative is clear and concise and the audio-narrator is articulate and clearly comfortable with the subject matter.

    This is a book I would recommend to friends and colleagues without hesitation and I will revisit it on many occasions.

    A must buy!

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • G
    Southend On Sea, United Kingdom
    9/16/11
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    "Systematic and organised"

    Very useful tool.
    This is the first book I've bought on Project Management, and it is in my opinion that it should be everyones.
    It lays the foundations for you to arrange any other more 'industry specific' project management books atop. Its not claiming to give the ins and outs of all industries, but it does give you a more than 'common sense' approach which is transferrable.
    Without the structure and directions in this book you may well end up chasing your tail as a project manager!
    I am busy drumming this into myself at present, as I want it to be the basis of how I orgsanise my thinking prior to undertaking any major tasks.
    Hats off to Fergus O'Connell

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda
    Dunstable, United Kingdom
    4/7/11
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    "Excellent book"

    I purchased this audio book on the recommendation of the one review. I am glad I did. I have found it really helpful. The ideas, good practice and anectdotes make this an easy book to listen to - and I'm so impressed, I'm about to buy the printed version too!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    United Kingdom
    12/1/11
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    "It is what you need to know"

    I am not a project manager but have managed many projects and have scars and trophies to show. I have read several project management books and attended one day training courses. This book is thoughtfully and clearly presented and I would have thought a must for all but experienced project managers.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London
    12/18/14
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    "great tips for beginners and navigated PMs"
    Where does What You Need to Know About: Project Management rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good audiobook, read at a good pace. I've used its advice in my first job as a project manager. I would recommend it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Youngstuts
    UK
    10/11/13
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    "An excellent primer on Project Management"

    If you are looking for a primer or refresher on project management this is a quick and easy way to learn or refresh your memory. It is only a few hours ling and covers pretty well all of the basics. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    3/22/16
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    "Pointless"

    This book gives no helpful advice. It just describes what time management is. If you want helpful advice try 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management. It is full of advice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. G. Collinson
    Merseyside, UK
    3/10/16
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    "Love this book, as a technical, not project, mgr"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book, both for the content, the writing style (can be lighthearted and humorous), and the person reading the audio version of this book.

    Having worked with, and sometimes acted as (through necessity) a project manager for short periods of my career, I think it gives solid advice that is proven.

    The author doesn't align specifically with any one given project management methodology, but gives practical advice on managing project of any size.

    He also provides a few excellent techniques and "5 steps to follow to..." type of approach,

    I bought the physical copy of the book after listening to the audio book and enjoying (and learning ) a lot.


    What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?

    humorous, well paced and intonation.


    Any additional comments?

    the physical book layout and quality of print seemed a little disappointing after the excellent audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Archer
    12/31/15
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    "Enjoyable, Informative"
    What did you like most about What You Need to Know About: Project Management?

    Great book - enjoyable style - couldn't stop listening


    What other book might you compare What You Need to Know About: Project Management to, and why?

    So much better than the dry and boring Prince2 stuff


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    12/1/15
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    "Amazing,suitable for any project, practical advice"
    What did you like most about What You Need to Know About: Project Management?

    This book goes though things step by step. It also has lots of analogies . This book suggests lots of additional reading material.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What You Need to Know About: Project Management?

    Funny analogies about project management and real life


    What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    It’s a lot more engaging than reading a book with comical remarks


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I personal related to lots of the things he talked about and found the advice great


    Any additional comments?

    worth the money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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