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The Juggler's Guide to Managing Multiple Projects

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The Juggler's Guide to Managing Multiple Projects

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Recommended Reading on Project Management

Projects are defining the way a growing number of organizations do business. This month we take a look at some books to help get your project management skills up to date.

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The Juggler's Guide to Managing Multiple Projects by Michael S. Dobson

ISBN: 1-880410-65-6 Published: 1999 Pages: 134; softcover Price: $32.95 Available from: Project Management Institute, Four Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA

19073; 610/356-4600; http://www.pmi-org.

If you are new to project management, this is an excellent book to get you going. Although it is designed to make managing multiple projects easier, the book provides plenty of guidance for those just getting started on their first project. The author clearly explains the basic principles of project management, including Gannt charts, PERT charts, critical path analysis, drivers, and time management. There are plenty of examples to help illustrate the various points, and most chapters end with related exercises for you to work through to hone your skills.

Working from the simple to complex, the author demonstrates how to determine the interdependence of various projects and tasks, and how to best schedule and manage resources. …

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