I am often asked for a recommendation for a book that covers the fundamentals of project management in everyday laymen's terms. Not necessarily a PMP oriented resource, just a general resource a company might use to boost skill set of employees and provide a comprehensive overview of the discipline.
1. Francis Webster Jr.'s PM101: According to the Olde Curmudgeon
2. Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice for Successful Projects
3. Fred Brooks' The Mythical Man-Month
4. Robert Greenleaf's Servant Leadership
5. McGregor's The Human Side of Enterprise
The mythical man month, Frederick Brooks: Addison-Wesley ISBN: 0-201-00650-2
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams Tom Demarco ISBN-10: 0932633439
Controlling Software Projects Tom Demarco ISBN-10: 0917072324
Visualizing Project Management Kevin Forsberg ISBN-10: 047135760X Saving Changes...
1.Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Prerp Book
2.PMI-ACP Prep Mike Griffiths
3.Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun
4.The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management by Tom DeMarco Saving Changes...
I will stay away from PMBOK Guide and ANY Exam Prep Book.
I do not know of many books as you describe but I assume some of the books listed here could be good.
If you email me mounir at SUKAD dot com - I will be happy to share a book with you that I wrote using a storytelling format to cover a project from idea to closure - methodology book. Saving Changes...