The book I reviewed this weekend was a little bit different from my normal fiction genre. As a student studying project management and a video game industry professional practicing the skills every day, I was thrilled to receive Managing Projects (20-Minute Manager Series) for a GoodReads review.
The "key terms" are bold for easy locating and there is a well detailed index in the back of the book. As you progress through the stages of project management from start to finish there are tables filled with real life/fictional examples for nearly each step of the process. The examples are easy to understand and show key elements of the process even if it is for an industry you may not be familiar with. Each concept is reinforces with text examples, charts and tables for multiple ways of absorbing the information. With in the four major stages of project management each sub stage is also outlined creating a complete picture of the process. The end of the book also contains a knowledge check in the form of a small quiz that is intended to check your comprehension of the covered skills.
The information is relevant and up to date with emphasizes on current project tactics that can be applied to multiple industries. While this a only a 20 minute course as they call it, it can be seen as a great refresher guide for those already practicing the tactics or an introduction for the beginning manager.