Susan’s January Book Recommendation: 140 Tips for Project Managers

What a great way to start the new year! Dr. John Estrella has compiled an excellent set of 140 tips for project managers (myself included!). Each tip is very concise, written in 140 words or less. I remember when John sent out his request for tips and stated his intent to compile them into a useful reference for project managers. He has combined the tips from friends and colleagues around the world with his own tips to produce a wonderful set of project management knowledge. Well, he certainly has done just that.

Here is John’s description of how this gem of a book came about:  ”About a year ago, I woke up at 4:30 A.M. and could not get back to sleep because a Twitter-inspired book concept kept swirling around in my head. Twitter, as you may know, is a social networking and microblogging service that allows its users to send text messages (tweets) of 140 characters or fewer. The popularity of Twitter provides a clue that brevity is an increasingly preferred characteristic of information. Based on the Twitter concept, I reasoned that if experienced project managers could come up with 140 tips, each in 140 words or less, that would constitute a concise body of knowledge useful for all project managers. That day, I sent e-mails to my friends, colleagues, Twitter followers, Facebook friends, and LinkedIn connections, asking them each to contribute one tip to be included in this book. Within hours, practical project management tips started coming in. I received tips from project managers in Canada, the United States, South Africa, Poland, the United Kingdom, Argentina, the Cayman Islands, Australia, Brazil, India and other countries. ”

 Check out this great little project management reference at: http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Learned-Project-Management-Words/dp/1456357581/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293985993&sr=8-1 

I am excited to find so much great advice from so many experienced project managers all in one place. Thank-you, John and happy reading, everyone!

Susan Weese

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