Principles of Project Management

Principles of Project Management cover I’m pleased to announce that one of my own projects has just come to fruition. My new book, The Principles of Project Management has just been published by SitePoint. It’s a short book aimed at folks like myself who have come from a technical background and are increasingly finding themselves in need of project management skills — whether to officially take that role or to help make the hard work they put in as developers or designers actually mean something, by ensuring the project is delivered properly.

The book was expert reviewed by Kevin Lawver and Drew McLellan who both did an admirable job of ensuring that the content stayed applicable to all sorts of projects and teams, both big and small. They also bravely took on the role of managementese-weeding and survived with remarkably few lasting scars 😉 Drew has written some thoughts on the book on his own blog. I thoroughly enjoyed working with both Drew & Kevin, as well as the team at SitePoint.

If your interest is piqued, then check out The Principles of Project Management book page or download a sample chapter. You can also buy the paperback or Kindle version on Amazon.

In the interests of full disclosure, I would highlight that all the links are affiliate links — i.e. if you buy the book via that link I will both be able to track it and get something back 🙂

15 Replies to “Principles of Project Management”

  1. Congrats, Meri! It was a lot of fun to review, and I’ve already heartily recommended it to several folks. Heck, I may re-read it again myself (which would make it the third time through).

  2. Congrats on the book, Meri! It will be ordered (via affiliate link of course!) come pay day 🙂 Also, I’m going to make you sign my copy in a fanboy kinda way.

  3. Awesome! My wife is the project manager at our interactive agency and she’s excited about the book.

    Every other book from SitePoint has been rock solid and I’m sure this one is no different.

  4. Wow…I know someone famous! I have ordered the book, hope you make millions on it and big well done for such a great accomplishment.

  5. I stumbled upon this book and after investigating, decided to purchase a copy. For a novice to the PM world, it’s been a very handy book: great guidance!

    Congrats and thanks.

  6. Thanks so much Meri,

    I live in Thailand. Actaully, I am a game programmer which will turn to be a game producer in just a few months. I was searching for a book that could help me getting started the new role. Compare with many other books, this one was the best which giving me ideas from the beginning to the end of a project. One thing made me wondered was project management in all industries, with some adaptation, they are all the same!!

    I have read all pages but I will read it again when my new role has started.

    Thanks again 🙂

  7. Kudos on a great book – enjoyed it
    Let Sitepoint know that on page 30 and sub-point labelled #1…
    needs a couple of typos changed
    I think it should read:
    What Business problem does the project solve?

  8. Just stopping by to say hi! I finished the book about 2 weeks ago. It was very nice, loved the fact that it was very concise, please resist the urge of adding much more content on further editions.

    Can’t wait to put all that knowledge into practical use 🙂

  9. I’m starting to read your book in Spanish version and lack of recommended books section. You could publish it?
    Thank you

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