Review of Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project | Bonnie Biafore
Okay, my first O'Reilly book that isn't exactly a technical programmer's book, but rather a management book. I think a programmer needs to know more than just how to use APIs, and this book introduces a new perspective to a developer's mind. The book focuses on a prescribed methodology, formulated by the Project Management Institute, structured via Microsoft's management tool, Microsoft Project 2010. Okay, well I don't use and won't use MS Project, as I use a mac, but applying basic principles to other tools, such as Merlin for Mac I still find this book to be potent in helping me manage my own project, or a project with a collaborator.
Relating the philosophy of project management by breaking down projects into tasks, and units and resources, visioning milestones and goals, and working with dependencies is what this book will give you, and perfect for the agile developers out there, who want to manage a project agile-ley as well.
I certainly recommend this book, in your bookshelf of other books that you will need to master, in order to be a more holistic programmer and businessman, a role that has blurry boundaries these days.
Prior Knowledge: None
My rating :[rating=5]
Author: Bonnie Biafore
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Year: February 2011
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