10 Project Management Books Project Leaders & CEOs Read

What project management books can help control project quality, time & budget effectively? We will show you 10 project management books you can trust.

Why is Project Management Important?

Each year, Project Management Institute (PMI) asks project management people around the world to report their salary information including job title, industry, type of project and years of work experience. According to PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley, PMP certified project managers earn 20% more than average.

Professor Patrick Penfield from Syracuse University said that many Fortune 500 companies are requesting that project managers have PMP certification. Because employers want assurances that project managers know what they are doing and this designation gives them that comfort level.

In Search of Best Project Management Books

In order to provide book recommendations and suggestions for our readers, we come up with a data collection plan so we can determine best project management books as described below,

Project Management Books

- We search for project management books on Amazon.com, Goodreads and LinkedIn to see who provides reviews, opinions, endorsements and what they say about a particular book

- We also send a media query to a service called "Help A Reporter Out". This service helps us connect with many project management experts and many of them provide very good recommendations for project management books

- Lastly, we finalize the list by reviewing a book one by one based on overall quality

Here are best Project Management Books:

  1. Project Management Lite: Just Enough to Get the Job Done...Nothing More , recommended by Jeff Varney (Senior Adviser at American Productivity and Quality Center)

  2. A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge , recommended by Professor Patrick Penfield (Syracuse University)

  3. Neal Whitten's No-Nonsense Advice For Successful Projects , recommended by Tim Arthur (R&D Program Manager at SAS)

  4. Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management , recommended by Bill Bliss (Program Manager at Microsoft)

  5. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager , recommended by Julie Morgenstern (Author of Time Management From The Inside Out)

  6. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management , recommended by Arpan Shah (Senior Director of Microsoft Project)

  7. Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love , recommended by Ken Schwaber (Codeveloper of the Scrum process)

  8. Project Management Nation: Tools, Techniques, and Goals for the New and Practicing IT Project Manager , recommended by David Todd (Former VP of Project Management at Walt Disney Imagineering)

  9. Project Portfolio Management: A View from the Management Trenches , recommended by David Ching (CIO at Safeway)

  10. Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams , recommended by James Whalen (VP at DirecTV)

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