Project Management Books for Beginners - any ideas?

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kwalford
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Hi there,

If anyone can recommend any books, then please do so. I am looking at starting a PM course but would like to be some prior reading. Any book which will provide a good foundation knowledge would help... Any ideas? Thank you.
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A great book for beginners is Scrappy Project Management by Kimberly Wiefling. You can read my review here:

http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/forums/vi ... 02&start=0

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Thanks for that.

What do you think of this book, Project Management for Dummies (see below link)? I just want a book which will give a 'noob' a basic understanding of PM'ing.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Managem ... 0470711191
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Hi there

You might also find Starting Out in Project Management helpful. It's written in plain English, and has a nice pace with lots of case studies, exercises and examples to help cement the concepts.

I haven't read the 'for Dummies' one am afraid so can't shed any light on that.

All the best,

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Another book that gives you all the basics is Brilliant Project Management by Stephen Barker and Rob Cole. Seems to be very popular.

Have a look at this list for more books:
http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/forums/vi ... p?f=8&t=23

Hope this helps.

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Hi

Yes I have seen Project Management for Dummies and definitely a good starter book.
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