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Best Project Management Books You Should Enjoy

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Project Management books.

1. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager: A FranklinCovey Title (2015)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyIn today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager.FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success.Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the…
Author(s): Kory Kogon , Suzette Blakemore, et al.

2. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Sixth Edition (2017)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyThe 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…
Author(s): Project Management Institute

3. Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide (4th Edition) (2017)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoySucceed 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…
Author(s): Greg Horine

4. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Fast Forward MBA Series) (2015)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyThe Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is the comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you answers you need now. You’ll find the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field’s leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and the pitfalls you should watch out for. This new fifth edition features new case studies, new…
Author(s): Eric Verzuh

5. The Perfect Little Project Management Toolkit: The Only Tools You Need To Start Managing Successful Project Teams, Today!!! (Little Black Business Books) (2019)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyThe Perfect LITTLE Project Management Toolkit is the world’s first and only color-coded reference guide and step-by-step instruction manual that fully equips you with all of the basic knowledge and tools required to manage almost ANY project team, successfully.This book succinctly outlines and explains the simple, proven method that revolves around the practical development and usage of six fundamental project management tools Additional Information For Private Label / IP Content Licensing Information, please email For Bulk Order Requests (over 100 units), please email For…
Author(s): Jackson Pallas

6. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide–Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle (Pmbok Guide) (2017)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyTo support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition as a bundle with its latest, the Agile Practice Guide. The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers….
Author(s): Project Management Institute

7. Project Management For Dummies (2017)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyIn today’s time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So how can you juggle all the skills and responsibilities it takes to shine as a project management maven? Updated in a brand-new edition, Project Management For Dummies offers everything you need to successfully manage projects from start to finish—without ever dropping the ball. Written by a well-known project management expert, this hands-on guide takes the perplexity out of being a successful PM, laying out all the steps to take your organizational, planning, and execution…
Author(s): Stanley E. Portny

8. An Introduction to Project Management, Sixth Edition (2017)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyThe sixth edition of An Introduction to Project Management has been completely updated to follow the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition (2017). It includes several new figures, a new section on the PMI talent triangle and the importance of leadership skills, and a new section on an agile approach to project planning. New research, statistics, and real-world examples are included throughout the book. It also incorporates updated information and screenshots from several software tools. Continuing features include a chapter for each process…
Author(s): Kathy Schwalbe

9. Agile Project Management: The Step by Step Guide that You Must Have to Learn Project Management Correctly from the Beginning to the End (2019)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyDo you wanna learn how to conduct every single step of your Project effectively to obtain the maximum of results? Are you tired of guides that teach you inapplicable concepts? Are you looking for an efficient method to complete your project? If the answer is YES, then keep reading. The organization is required to complete a project successfully, and almost no one knows how to organize everything to complete a project and obtain high results.When you start a project, there are many phases that they must be conducted in the right way to complete the project. If one phase of the project goes wrong, the whole…
Author(s): Eric Thompson

10. Agile Project Management For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) (2017)

 Best Project Management Books You Should EnjoyAgile project management is a fast and flexible approach to managing all projects, not just software development. By learning the principles and techniques in this book, you’ll be able to create a product roadmap, schedule projects, and prepare for product launches with the ease of Agile software developers. You’ll discover how to manage scope, time, and cost, as well as team dynamics, quality, and risk of every project. As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of…
Author(s): Mark C. Layton

Best Project Management Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some project management books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Leading Complex Projects: A Data-Driven Approach to Mastering the Human Side of Project Management

Author(s): Edward W. Merrow, Neeraj Nandurdikar
ID: 2210485, Publisher: Wiley, Year: May 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Nuclear New Build : Insights into Financing and Project Management.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2170160, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Aug. 2015, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Solving for Project Risk Management

Author(s): Christian Smart
ID: 2829644, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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