Josh has a guest blogger describing what project management books he has in his library. It;s an interesting list in several ways. Most of the books Travis listed didn't have "project" in the title. It dawned on me that there are different views of project management. Many times different from my view of course. But also different than the PMI, NASA, or DOD view. Much more "touchy feelie" view.
So I went down my "books" of the year list to see what was on my shelf. I haven't done that list for 2009, so this motivate me for that when I get to stay home for a few days.
- Mid 2009 list
- Books needed for Program and Project Management
- 2007 List
- The Best PM Book of 2006
- PMI Global Congress Books
- 2005 Books
- Two Must Read Books
- New Books on the Shelf
- The Best PM Book I've Read So Far
- The Handbook of Program Management
- The Definitive Earned Value Management Book
- Augustine's Laws
Now let me explain as the Practice Director for our Aerospace and Defense practice, these books inform our work on programs. This work includes Program Planning and Controls, Programmatic Risk, IMP/IMS development for proposals, program triage, DCMA surveillance preparation, IBR and JSR preparation and conduction, and program management office development and deployment in the government contracting domain.
From this wide variety of books comes an equally wide variety of ideas - some applicable and some "not so much." But from every book comes at least one good idea that can be put to work on our program management and PP&C work.