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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 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Informative"

    repetitive and extremely informative. great logical information given necessary to perform tasks. will listen again and again.

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    M. Haselhorst 10-12-16
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    "Overall good"

    Good overall review and beginner view of project management. Not a good book to read for prep for the PMP exam. Uses real world examples to show how project management is done. Worth a read but not for study prep.

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    Amazon Customer 08-24-16
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    "a good starter."

    chapters one and two, I didn't feel that I learned anything. Chapters 4 5 and 6, offered new concepts to project management. Chapter 7 and 8 we're interesting. Overall a very good book for anyone breaking into PMP, and a good reminder for anybody who already has the certification. I would recommend to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elena G 07-29-16
    Elena G 07-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good content, bad narrator"

    This book contains a lot of useful information about project management, it is great for a person will little to no experience as well as for someone experienced who wants to understand why certain tactics do not work... It is not the book about motivation - no advices on how to grow your team and make team members happy...
    The big disappointment is the narrator - he tries to speak as fast as he can without letting you to even get a millisecond to make a note in your mind.... Can't make myself hear this book one more time only because of it...

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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


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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.

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  • 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
  • cmj123
    7/27/15
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    "Great introduction to Project Management"

    It was a great insight to project management as I am totally new. it has alot of great tips and good advice for beginners. it was about the right length for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • charanjit
    7/13/15
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    "An excellent read. Punchy and to the point"

    Great book. A must have book and very well delivered ! Complex techniques made simple. If your just starting up as a PM or well versed and hardened this book will provide a fresh and informative approach.

    Also full of recommended reads and resources.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • oliver
    7/24/14
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    "Good starting point for aspirant project managers"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book in one sitting and again chapter by chapter taking notes and applying them to my own project plans. I am by no means an expert project manager but have sufficient experience to know that my skills will improve by acting on the content of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a good source of further recommended readings and a good way to learn project management vocabulary

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • annan
    MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "really good"

    I have enjoyed listening to this book and will definitely use it to manage all my projects.

    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 1 people found this review helpful
  • stuart
    8/26/15
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    "Good. Clear"

    Clear out line, good sequence. Worth a read and the money spent on the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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