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Project Management South Africa (PMSA) shared the good news in their newsletter (Issue 11: Friday 9th September) that as of 6 September 2016, the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) has lent its support to education by making business and textbook e-books available to Gautrain passengers.

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“To what degree does the mindset of a project manager affect the achievement of project value? Some project managers question the constraints of a project and, despite these constraints, achieve extraordinary results because they implement projects with a different mindset.”

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We usually like to do our own reviews of project management books, but sometimes we find a good review from someone else that is worth sharing.

Project-management.com has a list of their top 10 best project management books, which gives a number of different options to the project manager depending on their style and preference.

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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling is a project management bible written by Dr. Harold Kerzner, one of the most respected experts on Project Management. Now in its 10th edition (2015) it offers an extremely comprehensive knowledge of project management.

There have been many mixed reviews and opinions about this book. Some people have felt it is too long, too intimidating and does not contain enough case studies. At a whopping 1200 pages, it is indeed long, but its length ensures that is offers an exhaustive, encyclopaedic type of coverage.

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“Productive laziness is all about success, but success with far less effort.”

There are many fantastic books on project management available for all aspects and angles of project management. The Lazy Project Manager – How to be twice as productive and still leave the office early by Peter Taylor recently came across our desk.

The book looks at taking a more focused approach to project management, exercising practices that really matter rather than expending energy on non-critical activities. It focuses on the old adage “work smarter, not harder” – or “productive laziness”.

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