This book is a highly accessible guide to being a project manager (PM), particularly a project manager working within an IT field. The role is set out with reference to required skills, essential competencies and responsibilities. Tools, methods and techniques for project managers are covered, including Agile approaches; risk, issue and change management processes; best practices for managing stakeholders and financial management. Career progression opportunities for project managers are also discussed. Case studies are included throughout and tips and useful resources are included at the end of every chapter. --
''This is a wonderful book. I wish I'd read this 25 years ago when I started managing software projects. Seriously. So much of this I learned the hard way by doing, and this book is straight forward, easy to read and covers all the bases. Nice Job Elizabeth!''
Monica Borrell, Founder and CEO, Cardsmith ---
''A clear, comprehensive introduction to IT project management that will suit anyone starting out as an IT project manager, whilst being broad enough to have plenty of interest for the more experienced.''
Richard Newton, award winning author of The Management Book and The Management Consultant ---
'''Elizabeth's latest book is as practical and applicable as we've come to expect from this experienced author.''
Penny Pullan, Director, Making Projects Work Ltd ---
''Another pragmatic publication from Elizabeth to help those starting out in their careers in project management.’'
Peter Parkes, Programme Director, Peak Performance Consulting and author --