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Book review: Risk Happens

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Mike Clayton defines risk as “uncertain events that can affect outcomes,” in his book, Risk Happens!: Clayton introduces the concept of the risk breakdown structure in his book. Mike’s book: Risk Happens! Mike Clayton.

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Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The book’s cover (see on Amazon) Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know by Michelle Bartonico (Vibrant Publishers, 2023) is a book about working with others on projects.

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7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2021 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

and the partner book: Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. To be honest, I didn’t think about buying any other books at the time, as those were enough alongside the course material from my training provider. Plus one book I do not recommend at all!

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2023 edition)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders. How I chose these books. I looked for: Writing style and whether they were engaging and easy to follow Contents — how much did the book provide in terms of things you could repeat yourself at work?

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Personalize Your User Experience Using Behavior Change Science

Speaker: Amy Bucher, Ph.D., Vice President of Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow

When it comes to our health, fitness, music taste, and shopping habits, one size does not fit all: the products we design must cater to the individual, not to a faceless 'user.' Now more than ever, we need personalization to empower our users. The essential question we are faced with is, what forms of personalization works, and what falls flat? Spoiler alert: A colorful interface isn't going it cut it. Join Amy Bucher, Vice President of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow, and get your personalization right.

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7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2022 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

and the partner book: Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. To be honest, I didn’t think about buying any other books at the time, as those were enough alongside the course material from my training provider. Plus one book I do not recommend at all!

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Book Review: A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management is a book that specifically addresses how to get the best out of your risk management meetings. Even if you have lots of facilitation experience you are likely to pick up some new techniques from this book.

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The Complex Project Toolkit (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The Complex Project Toolkit is really a book about paradigms in project management and how to encourage teams (and project managers) to stay curious and to embrace uncertainty. This is not a ‘how-to’ book with templates or checklists, but rather a scaled-out strategy view.

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Participative Transformation [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There are lots of techniques for this discussed in the second half of the book. This book is expensive, and I’m grateful to Gower Publishing for sending me a copy for review. This book review first appeared in 2016. Books This article contains affiliate links

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The Grit Factor [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The book is the story of her career, but it’s also the story of many other women who broke barriers and were the first at things – mainly military women. It’s a thoughtful book that takes an optimistic and yet realistic view of what it means to be an outstanding leader.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

As more users have relevant information at their ingertips to book lights, purchase. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

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The Conscious Project Leader [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I have been a bit lax with project management reading recently but one book that I have made time to review again is The Conscious Project Leader: How to Create a Culture of Success for Your Projects, Your Team and Yourself. More management books would have illustrations, if it was up to me.

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Book review: Critical Chain

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s a shame the title of the book is so uninspiring. There are several examples in the book of companies using the wrong metrics to measure their business processes – metrics that show them as ultimately performing well when financially the company is not achieving what it should.

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Top 10 Must-Read Books on Collaboration on Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I’ve put together my top list of the best books on collaboration, with a few communication skills books thrown in too. These are the books that I turn to time and time again. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers is the book I wish I had written.

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From To Do to Done: Book Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you have, this book from Maura Nevel Thomas will give you the tools to evaluate how you organize and track tasks efficiently. It’s a short, colorful, nicely laid out and giftable book, designed to be impactful in just an hour. Books This article contains affiliate links

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Best PMI-ACP Exam Prep Books

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The most successful students also include reading a range of PMI-ACP books in their exam prep, as well as a training course, just as that little bit of extra comfort. It’s also useful to have books to carry around with you for reference when you can’t access your training materials.

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Beyond Collaboration Overload (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Beyond Collaboration Overload by Rob Cross is the book that will change how you think about working with others. This book is not a guide to how to collaborate efficiently. It’s a book about how to collaborate less. Books This article contains affiliate links

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The Long Game (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s a book that will help you create the ‘white space’ that you need to clear the decks and work out what that long term plan might be. The book also has something for you if you don’t think you would be able to work out a plan either. Books This article contains affiliate links

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20 Books on Communication in the Workplace

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Books are a great way to learn different techniques and see how others use their skills. Here are my suggestions of the best books on communication in the workplace. Scroll down to the bottom for the full list of books and where to get them. Where to find all the books.

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Book review: How to Manage in a Flat World

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Actually, this book isn’t about coping with changes to the natural laws of Planet Earth, but rather how to manage people who are scattered all over it. A key theme throughout the book is fostering trust. The book is divided into two parts. Arrgh!

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Book Review: PMP Exam Complete Guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The book itself is nice. There are review exercises alongside memorization exercises (because memorizing info, although dull, is part of what’s going to get you through the exam – there’s no pretending in this book). Recommended CAPM and PMP Prep Books.

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Thursday is the New Friday (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Thursday is the New Friday: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money and Spend Time Doing What you Want is a book by Joe Sanok. Ultimately, it’s a book about what you want to get out of life and how you can engineer that to happen. Books This article contains affiliate links

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Making Workshops Work: Book Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There’s a handy quick start guide at the beginning of the book gets you exactly what you need for the situation you find yourself in. I loved this: it’s a simple way to navigate to the ideas that are going to help you right now instead of having to wade through the whole book cover to cover.

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Best Books for Women in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In this video I share my four favorite books for women in leadership and women in project management positions. Watch the video, or scroll down to read more about these book choices and a few extras that I love! She has a very interesting career story which is covered in this book.

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Making Things Happen [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Normally I take lots of notes when I’m reading books for review. I’m seeing this more and more in project management books (I like to think I started a trend !) There is a logical flow to the book. It’s the book I wish I had written.

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The Power of Project Leadership [Book review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In the past I have interviewed Susanne Madsen on the topic of project leadership and her book, The Power of Project Leadership. I expected a book about leadership theory but what I got was a hugely practical guide to actually doing leadership with plenty of stories, examples and exercises.

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The Project Management Coaching Workbook (Book review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The Project Management Coaching Workbook by Susanne Madsen is a book about how to operate with a coaching leadership style in a project environment. This could be useful, especially if you don’t have a formal coach or mentor and are using her book to develop yourself.

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Visual Project Management [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s quite a light book. The book lists the tools and then describes what they are. Having said that, I am not aware of any other book that sets out the tools for visualizing project concepts so clearly or comprehensively. Books This article contains affiliate links

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Getting It All Done [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Getting It All Done is a book in the Working Parents series from HBR Press. It turned out to be the kind of book I would have read in one sitting, if I hadn’t known I’d be up around 5.30 I took a lot away from this book and honestly, I wasn’t expecting to.

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders. Kotter is a leading authority in change management, and this is the book to start with. This is another book that has had multiple editions, so be sure to get the latest version.

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How to Fix Meetings (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s a book about how best to use your attention. The goal of the book is to make all meetings productive and for you to reach the end of the week feeling that your time in meetings was a priority over work that didn’t get done. Books This article contains affiliate links

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PM Illustrated Audio/Video Book Now Available

Mike Griffiths

I'm excited to announce that the new PM Illustrated Audio/Video Book is now available! Her narration is excellent, and she brings the PM Illustrated book content to life. See the video book and free samples. Agile Project Management Books

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Book review: Turn The Ship Around

Rebel’s Guide to PM

How to Create Leadership at Every Level is a leadership book by David Marquet. The book explains how Marquet got his sub to this level. One of the things I took from this book that is particularly appropriate to project environments is delegating down. Turn the Ship Around!:

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Best Project Management Books: Your Step-stones to Success

Online PM Courses

Project management books are a great way to learn - for new project managers and for those of us with experience under our belts. The post Best Project Management Books: Your Step-stones to Success appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Best Books for New Project Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There are so many books out there. In this video I share 3 books that are fantastic reads for new project managers. Under the video you’ll see details for each of the books. The Project Management Book by Richard Newton. Even if you have “done” projects before, this book will give you some of the jargon and techniques to help you get started as a more formal project manager, without weighing you down in bureaucracy. Yes, this my book!

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How to Build Trust in Virtual Teams [Book Review & Tips]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Wise’s book, Trust in Virtual Teams. For me, this was the big revelation from the book. ” My view of the book. The book includes stories from his own experience but no external case studies. Books Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links.

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Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I might at some point in the future, especially if I can hang on to Jack Risos’ book Ace the PMP Exam (3rd ed, updated for PMBOK ® – Sixth Edition). I hadn’t read a book created in iBooks Author before but I would certainly read more. The book has interactivity built in through flashcards, questions and answers and interactive presentations. The book is ordered in the same way as you would typically manage a project.

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The Conscious Project Leader [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I have been a bit lax with project management reading recently but one book that I have made time for is The Conscious Project Leader: How to Create a Culture of Success for Your Projects, Your Team and Yourself. It didn’t take much browsing on his website to realise that it was going to be my kind of book. The book is light on methods and tools and heavy on stakeholder engagement, authentic leadership and emotional maturity. Books Expert Views

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Book review: How To Be A Productivity Ninja

Rebel’s Guide to PM

“Time management is dead,” writes Graham Allcott in his book, How To Be A Productivity Ninja. It is a wide-ranging book looking at loads of different ways to squeeze more out of the day without having to work longer hours.

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Book review: Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Donald Asher’s book, Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t And Why is sub-titled ’12 things you’d better do if you want to get ahead’. This isn’t his latest book but it’s the most relevant to those of us part-way through our careers. Books This article contains affiliate links

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