The Project Manager: Life Is a Project is a business fable designed to teach listeners how to apply simple project management techniques to their daily lives to become more organized and reach their goals.
The story follows Ashley, who is a very good project manager who has a chaotic personal life. She is mentored by Thomas Robert Morgan, a legendary project manager, who believes that "life is a project".
Ashley discovers how to apply risk management, communication management, and other project management skills on her journey to improve her life. Her application of these simple skills takes her from a life of stress and restless nights to spending more time with her family and discovering her true calling.
What made the experience of listening to The Project Manager the most enjoyable?
I am not really into project management, and I couldn't figure out why people were so passionate about it. By writing a fable about how project management principles could be applied to life, Amy Hamilton's book helped me better to understand the PMP crowd.
What did you like best about this story?
It made Ashley seem like a real person. She didn't just have career goals, but she had family and pets and a life. She reminded me that I'm not the only one who sometimes makes it look like we have it all together at work, but then struggle with life stuff.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It kept me engaged, but it didn't take me to extremes. Although I may have laughed out loud and talked back to the narrator on a few occasions. (Does that count as extreme?)
Any additional comments?
Because I was listening to the book, I wasn't able to see illustrations. I know some audiobooks come with PDF downloads; perhaps that would be a useful addition to this book.
That said, I love that giving this book as a gift gives me an easy way to help out friends and co-workers who want to know more about project management, PMP, PMBOK, etc.