Bookstore for Project Managers and Business Leaders

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), there are three areas in which a project manager should continue their education:


  • Project Management Methods
  • Leadership
  • Business Administration

 

Project management methods are a set of project management methods that should be part of every project manager's basic repertoire. Leadership refers to the management and coaching of the project team. For this it is important that the project manager has basic psychological knowledge to understand how project teams interact and function. Business management knowledge is necessary to view the project in a business context and to assess what impact the project outcome will have on the business.


In our bookshop, we carry only the best books for project managers and executives. We have read all the books ourselves and believe that they all belong to the basic equipment of every project manager or executive.


 


Psychological Project Management - 2nd Edition

When it comes to what project managers do, the clue is in their job title – but the role also requires a significant understanding of people. After all, projects are devised and driven forward by employees and teams. It is therefore crucial for project managers and executives to have a firm grasp of the thought and behavioural patterns of project team members and the wider workforce, so that they can steer both people and project to a successful outcome.


This book discusses various psychological theories in detail, with reference to specific project teams and project work. It addresses a wide range of topics, including team development, corporate culture, leadership, resilience, identities, motivational forces, conflict resolution, impression management and learning theory. The result is a highly useful collection of explanatory psychological models that can be applied, in practice, to the management of any project.


This book is therefore suitable not only for project managers but also for managers in general, who wish to increase their understanding of people’s behaviour, reactions and perceptions in a work context, in order to achieve the best results for the organisation as a whole.


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 

The PMBOK® Guide–Sixth Edition – PMI’s flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today’s market.


Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos 

For decades business leaders have been painfully aware of a huge chasm: They aspire to create nimble, flexible enterprises. But their day-to-day reality is silos, sluggish processes, and stalled innovation. Today, agile is hailed as the essential bridge across this chasm, with the potential to transform a company and catapult it to the head of the pack.

 

Not so fast. In this clear-eyed, indispensable book, Bain & Company thought leader Darrell Rigby and his colleagues Sarah Elk and Steve Berez provide a much-needed reality check. They dispel the myths and misconceptions that have accompanied agile's rise to prominence--the idea that it can reshape an organization all at once, for instance, or that it should be used in every function and for all types of work. They illustrate that agile teams can indeed be powerful, making people's jobs more rewarding and turbocharging innovation, but such results are possible only if the method is fully understood and implemented the right way.


The key, they argue, is balance. Every organization must optimize and tightly control some of its operations, and at the same time innovate. Agile, done well, enables vigorous innovation without sacrificing the efficiency and reliability essential to traditional operations. The authors break down how agile really works, show what not to do, and explain the crucial importance of scaling agile properly in order to reap its full benefit. They then lay out a road map for leading the transition to a truly agile enterprise.


Project Management - Absolute Beginner's Guide

Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple!



Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance

With the growth of complex projects, stakeholder involvement, and advancements in visual-based technology, metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) are key factors in evaluating project performance. Dashboard reporting systems provide accessible project performance data, and sharing this vital data in a concise and consistent manner is a key communication responsibility of all project managers. 


This third edition of Kerzner's groundbreaking work, Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance, helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them. Plus, this edition includes new sections on processing dashboard information, portfolio management PMO and metrics, and BI tool flexibility.



Leadership: Theory and Practice

 

In this fully updated Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership. 

 

Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership. 

 

 


Macroeconomics for Business


Macroeconomics for Business: The Manager's Way of Understanding the Global Economy

Interpreting and applying macroeconomic analysis to the global economic environment and understanding the tools used to do so is fundamental to making good managerial decisions. Presuming no background in economic theory and prioritizing international application, this textbook introduces macroeconomics to business students. It explains how to understand domestic and global macroeconomic developments, policies, and data, and makes extensive use of case studies and data sets to present modern macroeconomics in a globalized world. Each chapter has several specific data exercises and practices as well as an international application focusing on the global perspective. By providing a host of international material, this book is useful for instructors and students around the globe.


Microeconomics made simple


Microeconomics Made Simple: Basic Microeconomic Principles Explained

 

Find all of the following topics, explained in plain-English:

 

Introduction | 1. Maximizing Utility | 2. Evaluating Production Possibilities | 3. Demand | 4. Supply | 5. Market Equilibrium | 6. Government Intervention | 7. Costs of Production | 8. Perfect Competition | 9. Monopoly | 10. Oligopoly | 11. Monopolistic Competition