HBR Guide to Project Management

Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Business, Management
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Meet your goals - on time and on budget.

How do you rein in the scope of your project when you've got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

Whether you're managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.

The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you:

  • Build a strong, focused team
  • Break major objectives into manageable tasks
  • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control
  • Monitor progress toward your goals
  • Manage stakeholders' expectations
  • Wrap up your project and gauge its success
©2012 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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What disappointed you about HBR Guide to Project Management?

I stopped listening after chapter 9. The content is between 15-20 years old, even though the audible site says that published in 2015. Through the first 9 chapters, it repeatedly cites studies from 1999-2003

What could Harvard Business Review have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Throw it in the garbage and produce something relevant to 2012-2017

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

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Good for a general overview

The audible version is great for a quick overall overview on project management. It covers all its phases and provides tools and methodologies on how to handle certain scenarios. I think is a good beginning before moving to a more comprehensive and detailed PM book.

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Very good book

This book is very informative and I definitely recommend to listen or read it several times in order to grasp and apply all concey

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Helpful introduction, but with inconsistencies

Although the compilation covers a wide variety of topics and terminology in an organized manner, it regularly contradicts itself between chapters, and at times suggests things that have been flat out proven wrong. (i.e. suggesting doubling a project's resources would allow a project to finish twice as fast). Wouldn't recommend to anyone other than those brand new to PMing concepts.

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Some good nuggets

This multi-guide audiobook is adapted from previously published HBR guides. As a current practitioner, I've learned a few nice tips that I could implement right away. As is normal with HBR PM guides, they follow general lessons, rather than PMI standards.

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relatable, comprehensive, cross-discipline

as a small, private, and singly manned consultant -this work greatly enhanced a fundamentally essential knowledge base-on audible.com gave me ability to consume this approachable and understandable work that definitely assists with helping me be of max service to my clients.
MikeMoore
ThePulsarGroup

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