"Some books never leave your bookshelf; this one will never leave your desk! In Essentials of Strategic Project Management, Callahan and Brooks have distilled modern project management theory into a concise volume of useful information that is as accessible to the executive and manager as it is to the junior project team member. Buy two copies the first will be dog–eared and worn out within a year."
Trey Hickman, CEO, Nextology, Inc.
"We have pretty much figured out how to control technology, yet the project management issue continues to drag down vital and strategic projects. Essentials of Strategic Project Management addresses these challenges by holding up a mirror and letting the reader see where project weaknesses might lie. Through actionable templates and checklists, it provides all managers, not just project managers, with ways to identify project–related problems before they’re confronted with them."
Rajiv Kohli, Assistant Professor, Mendoza College of Business
University of Notre Dame
"If your company is planning to create a project management office (PMO), then you need to read this book. If you manage, will soon be managing, or work in a PMO, you need to read this book. You will get a clear picture of the key concepts of project management, and you will see how to implement project management so it is tailored to fit your company’s specific needs."
Michael Hugos, CIO, Network Services Company
About the Web Site.
1. The Problem with Project Management.
2. The Basics of Project Management.
3. Project Initiation.
4. Project Planning.
5. Project Execution and Control.
6. Project Management Maturity.
7. The Project Management Office.
8. Project Portfolio Management.
Lynne Brooks, PMP, is President of Lynne Brooks & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in project management, training and development, and performance management. She is also Vice President of PMCi. She has successfully managed projects for a range of clients from Fortune 100 to start–up companies within a diverse group of industries, including petroleum, marketing, telecommunications, systems/software development, e–commerce, retail, and financial. She teaches project management both nationally and internationally in conjunction with PMI.