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Publisher's Summary

More than two-thirds of American companies use teams to execute their most important projects, making project management a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Project Management For Dummies, Second Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity. You'll find out how to:

  • Define your project and what you intend to accomplish
  • Identify project stakeholders and their expectations
  • Develop a project plan
  • Establish project schedules and timetables
  • Determine which skill sets and resources the project requires
  • Choose team members and define their roles
  • Launch your project and track its progress
  • Encourage peak performance
  • Conclude your project successfully

    Complete with helpful tips on delegating, shortening schedules, and optimizing your own performance, Project Management for Dummies will help you get your project, and your career, off the ground in no time.

  • Check out more in the For Dummies series.
    ©2007 Wiley Publishing, Inc.; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Does not translate well into an audiobook

    What would have made Project Management for Dummies better?

    A downloadable guide of some of the lists that they talk about or some downloadable tools. It's not that it is a bad book. It just doesn't translate well into an audiobook. It's basically a 3.5 hour long list of things to do before your next big project. You can imagine how frustrating it is to hear a very long list being read to you while you are trying to drive. Having at least an outline in hardcopy is a must.

    What three words best describe Brett Barry’s performance?

    Did a good job of reading a 3.5 hour list of things to do before your next big project.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Project Management for Dummies?

    None

    Any additional comments?

    Please give some additional hardcopy downloads.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    Not in line with the PMBOK

    The book may be good in general but I could not listen to it because it is not in line with PMI's PMBOK.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    get up to speed fast

    this is a great way to get up to speed fast presented in a simple and intuitive way for businessmen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Majed
    • Springfield Gardens, NY, United States
    • 12-10-13

    Good to read

    What did you love best about Project Management for Dummies?

    The flow

    Would you be willing to try another book from Stanley Portny? Why or why not?

    Yes I will

    What about Brett Barry’s performance did you like?

    Yes

    Any additional comments?

    If it can have an PDF attachment with some of the info. It will help the read, and if it can use the same words in PMI it will make the connection faster

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Don't buy this if you are in project management.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    This is a shallow book. Project management book can be largely bullet point treatises on the stuff you do in project management. This is barely that and certainly not a good audible book.<br/>

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    Nothing different

    Not too bad, I have heard another Project management book so I didnt find anything particularly new. Not too bad for learning basics about PM

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful