Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager by Kory Kogon

November 7, 2017

Accessible, practical, actionable overview of effective project management.

This book’s premise is that knowledge workers are all asked to be project managers, and it lays out the core concepts and methods that clarify expectations, measure progress, and evaluate the success of various professional efforts. The author doesn’t recommend tools or overhyped tips, but focuses only on critical concepts, simple techniques and habits, and a few narrative examples to illustrate how they’d be used in the real world. Real-life challenges like interpersonal dynamics, politics, and changing requirements are part of the exploration, and I should probably be reading this book once a month until I internalize everything Kogon gently recommends. Easy for anybody to pick up and probably benefit from!