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Press Release: August 17, 2009

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know--New from O'Reilly: Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Sebastopol, CA—If the projects you manage don't go as smoothly as you'd like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know (OReilly, US $29.99) by Barbee Davis offers knowledge that's priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips—whether you're dealing with software or non-IT projects—from some of the world's most experienced project managers and software developers. You'll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more.

While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry. You can read the book end to end or browse to find topics that are of particular relevance to you. 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know is both a useful reference and a source of inspiration.

Among the 97 practical tips:

  • Clever Code Is Hard to Maintain...and Maintenance Is Everything - David Wood, Partner, Zepheira
  • Every Project Manager Is a Contract Administrator - Fabio Teixeira de Melo, Planning Manager, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht
  • Can Earned Value and Velocity Coexist on Reports? - Barbee Davis, President, Davis Consulting
  • How Do You Define 'Finished'? - Brian Sam-Bodden, author, software architect
  • The Best People to Create the Estimates Are the Ones Who Do the Work - Joe Zenevitch, Senior Project Manager, ThoughtWorks
  • How to Spot a Good IT Developer - James Graham, independent management consultant
  • One Deliverable, One Person - Alan Greenblatt, CEO, Sciova

For a review copy or more information please email kathrynb@oreilly.com Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596804169

97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

ISBN: 9780596804169, 250 pages,
Book Price: $29.99 USD, £21.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $23.99 USD

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