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What are the best books you recently read, relevant to Project Management?
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Fellow PM practitioners: Reading books (electronic or physical) is a habit that is rapidly dwindling in today''s rushed lives.
Please list any books that you recently read that had practical tips that can help Project Managers'' Career Advancement. Do mention the author''s name,
It can be a book specifically on Project Management, but not necessarily so.
Please also list one or two key takeaways from the book and how it can help us in our careers.
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I am a relatively new PMP having earned my certification in May this year so the only "books" I''ve "read" on the topic are the PMBOK Guide 5th Edition and the PM Prepcast. I am very interested to see what books and tips are mentioned.
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1 reply by Karthik Ramamurthy
Mar 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Sean Fuller: Thanks a million for adding value to this discussion with your thoughtful book recommendation. I am compiling a full list of all book recommendations here and will shortly add it here as a separate post.
I hope you will continue adding your expertise for the benefit of our vibrant PM community here.
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Not a recent read but certainly one of the best: "The Mythical Man-Month", by Fred Brooks.
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2 replies by Karthik Ramamurthy and Steven Zachary
Jan 01, 2016 12:18 PM
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A classic in the field, timeless.
Mar 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Stephane Parent: Thanks a million for adding value to this discussion with your thoughtful book recommendation. I am compiling a full list of all book recommendations here and will shortly add it here as a separate post.
I hope you will continue adding your expertise for the benefit of our vibrant PM community here.
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Wings of Fire! by APJ abdul Kalam (Ex President and Rocket man of India). It gives insight into what it takes to manage the complex, time bound and high stake. I am reading it now!!
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Wings of Fire! by APJ Abdul Kalam (Ex President and Rocket man of India). It gives insight into what it takes to manage the complex, time bound and high stake Project. Very nice quotes on the Leadership and Management.It is not a newly launched book so chance is that you might have read it :-) I am reading it now!!
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1 reply by Karthik Ramamurthy
Mar 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Milindkumar Patel: Thanks a million for adding value to this discussion with your thoughtful book recommendation. I am compiling a full list of all book recommendations here and will shortly add it here as a separate post.
I hope you will continue adding your expertise for the benefit of our vibrant PM community here.
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A down to earth guide to SDLC Project Management by Joshua Boyde, great resource , it is indeed down to earth and contains many information that can be helpful if you are involved in projects using SDLC, however my all time favorite is Rita Mulcahy''s PMP Exam Prep, it contains many practical examples that can help pass the exam and on the job.....
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1 reply by Karthik Ramamurthy
Mar 13, 2019 12:01 PM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Rahman Tiamiyu: Thanks a million for adding value to this discussion with your thoughtful book recommendation. I am compiling a full list of all book recommendations here and will shortly add it here as a separate post.
I hope you will continue adding your expertise for the benefit of our vibrant PM community here.
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Agile Project Management with Kanban
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Agile Project Management with Kanban by Eric Brechner
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1 reply by Karthik Ramamurthy
Mar 13, 2019 12:02 PM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@John Herman: Thanks a million for adding value to this discussion with your thoughtful book recommendation. I am compiling a full list of all book recommendations here and will shortly add it here as a separate post.
I hope you will continue adding your expertise for the benefit of our vibrant PM community here.
Meanwhile, keep smiling, keep shining, and keep inspiring!
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Thanks to Sean, Stephan, Milindkumar, Ola & John, we''ve got some great book suggestions so far.
For the benefit of someone just joining this conversation, let me summarize:
1. Stephane Parent: "The Mythical Man-Month" authored by Fred Brooks
2. Sean Fuller: "The PMBOK" & "PM Prepcast"
3 Milindkumar Patel: "Wings of Fire" by APJ Abdul Kalam
4. Ola Tiamiyu: "A down to Earth guide to SDLC Project Management" by Joshua Boyde &
"PMP Exam Prep" by Rita Mulcahy
5. John Herman: "Agile Project Management with Kanban" by Eric Brechner.

Thanks a million, folks. I will post my own suggestions shortly.
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1 reply by Publio Salazar
Feb 04, 2019 10:02 AM
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I agreed with you my friend! specially with item 4 from Rita, for me the better.
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''The 7 habits of highly effective people'' is the best book any time for any purpose.
Also I came to know that ''Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity'' by David Allen is also a good read.
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Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins . A must read book
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