Reading List

2018

Applied Psychology for Project ManagersMonika Wastian (Editor), Lutz Rosenstiel (Editor), Michael A. West (Editor), Isabell Braumandl (Editor)

This book offers an essential manual for project managers, project management offices (PMO’s), trainers and consultants, addressing the psychological side of project management.

Organizational transparency drives company performance (Journal of Management Development, Vol 26, Issue 5), Erik Berggren and Rob Bernshteyn

The authors compare the status of today’s organizations with other areas of life where transparency has been a fundamental driver of efficiency. Further, the authors break transparency down into logical steps of value creation. Insight is based on hands‐on experience working with several companies on these issues as well as designing software to support the logic.

Earned Value on Fixed-Price ProjectsCarol J. Christensen-Day

Principles and benefits of earned value management do not change. Pros, cons and risks of several approaches to apply earned value management on fixed-price project are presented. Most earned value metrics expose cost. Clear expectations need to be established regarding the earned value information that will be shared with the customer. Performance indices alone provide relatively little information. Metrics, with schedule as the fundamental unit of value [Earned Schedule] is an alternative.

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2, AXELOS

PRINCE2 is firmly established as the world’s most practised method for project management and is globally recognized for delivering successful projects.  The updated 2017 guidance, its first since 2009, places a strong emphasis on the scalability and flexibility of the method and on how best to tailor it to the complexity and specific requirements of a project.


2017

Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft® Project 2013Rodolfo Ambriz

More than a how-to book, Dynamic Scheduling® With Microsoft® Project 2013 takes you on a journey from concepts through frameworks and processes and then unleashes the power of Project 2013. Easy to use, the book lays out a solid foundation and the authors masterfully walk you through basic functionality and all the new bells and whistles. Enjoy the ride!

The Power of Business Process ImprovementSusan Page

Baffled by repeated mistakes in your department? Want to focus your employees’ limited time on more valuable work? The answer to these challenges and more is business process improvement (BPI). Every process in every organization can be made more effective, cost-efficient, and adaptable to changing business needs.

Project Management AnalyticsHarjit Singh

Project Management Analytics reveals what these tools can do, why they’re so valuable, and how any project manager can start using them. The first guide of its kind, it shows how analytics bridges the gap between raw data and effective decision-making in even the most challenging project environments.

Linking Project Management to Business StrategyAaron J. Shenhar, Dragan Milosevic, Dov Dvir, Hans Thamhain

Organizations often focus on short-term results, such as immediate financial goals. However, projects are expected to achieve results that link back to an organization’s overall business strategy. This apparent discrepancy led researchers to ask: What does it mean to link project management strategy to business strategy?