As we noted in our first set of Book Reviews #1, we have not been able to keep up with our previous customary and in-depth critical reviews of technical books that we have undertaken in the past. So, to catch up, we have now simplified our approach. That is, we no longer highlight "What we liked", nor the "Downside". Nevertheless, we examine the whole book to get a "feel" for its total scope, objective and our view of its most suited target audience. We also try to comment on the quality of writing and style, level of reading from "introductory" to in-depth to "academic" and how realistic and sound that we feel the content is.
We hope that potential readers will find this helpful. Why do we do it? Because over the last decade we have been able to track the general direction, and advancement of the broader vision of project management and where we think it is likely to go in the future. This should be of particulate interest to those attempting to map out their future careers.
The following reviews cover the latest books that we have examined and briefly describe our general impressions and recommendations.
Books discussed in this Review
- Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage
Second Edition, Jeffrey K. Pinto, 2010
- 101 Project Management Problems and How to Solve Them,
Tom Kendrick, 2011.
- Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying,
Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure, Todd C. Williams, 2011