Reading books on project management can improve your knowledge and skills. It is also one way to meet the continuing education requirements that some professional certifications require (e.g., PMI PDU).
Suggested reading and authors on project management:
- Churchills’ Adaptive Enterprise by Mark Kozak-Holland (and books on the Titanic and Manhattan Project)
- A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (also known as the PMBOK Guide - ISBN 978-1-935589-67-9)
- The Mythical Man-Month by Fred Brooks
- Mark Kozak-Holland (http://www.lessons-from-history.com/page/mark-kozak-holland)
- Harold Kerzner (https://drharoldkerzner.wordpress.com/about/)
- Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects – Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister
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- Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek
- Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
- The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
- The Bass Handbook of Leadership by Bernard M. Bass
Ohio State researcher, compiled an encyclopedic index of research on leadership
Many of the books listed here were suggested by the Project Management Mentors of Detroit.
- Easy PDU Collection #1: Read and Review Books by Oliver F. Lehmann, MSc., PMP. LinkedIn. Published on September 9, 2016.
- Easy PDU Collection #2: Research Project Management Literature by Oliver F. Lehmann, MSc., PMP. LinkedIn. Published on October 19, 2016
- Wrike recommendations:
- 5 Best Project Management Books for Beginners and Accidental Project Managers published by Wrike Team on Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
- 23 Project Management Books for All Experience Levels published by Emily Bonnie| Wednesday, 4 March, 2015