Feb 10, Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves: If leadership does come naturally, this book can give you insight as to the things you are doing that I’ve read a lot of project management books that talk about the specific processes and practices you need to execute. Jul 12, Lee Gingras rated it really liked it. Wysocki No preview available – Not very practical, but described some good case studies.

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His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at http: I thought this was a really good intro to project management. The usual information about the importance of schedules, specifications and requirements, and communications are in there. Jan 15, Vanav marked it the art of project management scott berkun to-read. This is a great book on software project management that focuses on the things that will actually help one do ones job, rather than the things that just assure your boss that you are overworked and miserable.

Oct 10, Bryan rated it really liked it. It will save time later and if a decision does not make a big impact, don’t sweat over it. Myatt Limited preview – Unfortunately, it suffers from the fact that Scott Berkun’s total project management experience is from inside Microsoft.

The Art of Project Management – Scott Berkun – Google Books

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This isn’t a bad book. Aug 15, Ben rated it really liked it. I wish we always put these lessons into action!


I have received impressions about this book and I think it is a good thr to encourage future Project Managers. Oct 14, Scott rated it really liked it.

Feb 10, Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves: Will be finishing this one for sure. That can be fine, though – there’s a lot of nuts and bolts books out there.

The book: Making Things Happen

As it can be expected for book about project management it it’s thick, nearly pages long, book but due to writing style it can be read very quickly. Divided into three parts Plans, Skill and Managementthe book’s organization provides a logical flow although the chapters can be befkun accessed which is also author’s recommendation.

Sep 01, Hugh Griffiths added it. The advices can be found about writing proper project specifications, ways of decision making and even about efficient e-mail communication. Paperbackpages. I began the book with no knowledge of how things were supposed to be done and ended feeling confident that I could take on what was asked of me. Apr 25, Vivek rated it really liked it. Feb 10, Ben Haley rated it really liked it. projct

The book: Making Things Happen | Scott Berkun

I learned quite a few things from this book. I will buy it for sure! O to make things happen Making good decisions Specifications and requirements Ideas and what to do with them How not to annoy people Leadership and trust The truth about making dates What to do when things go wrong. This project management book is all about Why Projects Fail — case studies, analysis of failed projects, suggestions and recommendations on how to improve your project management processes so your project will succeed.


The Art of The art of project management scott berkun Management. The time to make careful decisions tthe at the start of a big project when you have time ths consider all angles. If you’re a team member, project manager, or even a non-technical stakeholder, Scott offers dozens of practical tools and techniques you can use, and questions you can ask, to ensure your projects succeed.

Nov 19, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I obviously want to be sure that I hit on the most important ideas in the chapters. After a few years in aft industry, software PMs tend to come to work with unspoken mantras like, “Avoid being shafted,” “Identify a scapegoat,” “What’s our exit strategy?