Anyone recomend a good book on project management?
a good book that’s not a dry text book
you’ll be lucky
when I did APMP a few years ago the expectation was that you already had some PM experience so you were getting the skills and theoretical background to explain and improve what you do already. Not sure how it’ll work if you have little experience. Good luck though, a week full time is hard work, especially if you end up trying to do half your real job at the same time.Posted 3 years ago
Prince 2 is the place to start IMO; will give you basic grounding in principles etc.
The lad needs to understands some principles before being bamboozled with death by paperwork.
Something like this will give you a basic understanding of what project management can be about.
Of course, PMing comes in many flavours, so don’t get hung up too much one particular methodology unless you are being paid to use it.Posted 3 years ago
what ‘type’ of project management? What will you be delivering using your pm skills? Software?
Rather than read some dull PM by numbers books which some numpties thinks qualify them to be a (bad) pm how about so real thought provokers –
The Principles of Product Development Flow
or even…Posted 3 years ago
Succeeding with Agile Development
The lad needs to understands some principles before being bamboozled with death by paperwork
This is the one I have somewhere; it’s all subjective I suppose as what would be suitable reading, but I can’t see what’s wrong with skimming through it for someone that has little/no experience.
Plus it was free!Posted 3 years ago
Projects are oil & gas and petrochemical plant engineering and construction. My previous experience is all in the design of them. TBH I’ve no idea why I’ve been sent on the course, PM is usually seen as the route into senior management in our company and I’ve always vocally said I want to avoid that and stay in the technical group! Treating it as a way to see how the other half work but think I should get upto speed with at least the basics beforehand if I’ve any chance of passing!Posted 3 years ago
TBH I’ve no idea why I’ve been sent on the course, PM is usually seen as the route into senior management in our company and I’ve always vocally said I want to avoid that and stay in the technical group!
Presumably even the technical group need senior managers – stop being such a fanny and embrace the opportunity 😉Posted 3 years ago
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Presumably even the technical group need senior managers – stop being such a fanny and embrace the opportunity
The oddest bit is the way the career-plan-route-map-thingy is drawn up, you essentially have to sit in limbo in the execution group for ten years before you can move, whereas the project and management groups branch off after about five.
Basically it might be a good opportunity to jump ship for a few years rather than sit and wait for the chance of promotion.Posted 3 years ago
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