Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of ITKE community reader reviews of IT books. Interested in writing a review? Let me know at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com, or keep an eye on the Community Blog for free books in return for a review. This review, by MShen, is about PM crash course for IT Professionals. -MM
This light textbook is an easy read for anyone interested in project management. The flow and grammatical style keep the text interesting, and the quick exercises make you think just enough to register what you’ve read. As the title states, this is definitely a crash course as it just touches on many important concepts and practices.
Each chapter teaches you a new document or procedure that builds on the previous chapters. You will find references to previous tasks throughout the text, but you won’t necessarily get lost by skipping from one chapter to another.
A more surprising aspect of text is that it does not apply to specifically IT professionals. This book can be widely applied to all projects including those outside of IT, and beyond the title there is very little indication that this was targeted for IT professionals.
Overall PM Crash Course for IT Professionals is great for anyone new to project management or those who are looking for a refresher. It is an energizing page turner that points out the most important concepts of managing any project.