Books

Carl has published several key texts in the project management arena. Ranging from risk to communications, these books represent critical thoughts on key topics in project management.

The Project Management Communications Tool Kit, 2nd Edition

Role: Author | Publisher: Artech House, Norwood, MA 2004

Effective communication is the most powerful tool a manager can use. This is especially true for project managers who are tasked with coordinating the efforts of every project member as well as maintaining an open dialog with senior executives. Helping professionals achieve a high-level of communications expertise is the goal of this second edition book and CD-ROM package. The book explains how to energize projects, create momentum, and achieve success by talking and listening to staff members. Moreover, it teaches how to effectively communicate project status and requirements to executive management. The valuable CD-ROM supplies the “tools” to do the job right…ready-to-use documents, forms, reports, and project templates that help ensure effective, clear, and consistent communication. This second edition also includes new changes from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fifth Edition, as well as new material on evolving tools such as social media. As new technology has found its way to the marketplace, simple approaches from years gone by are modified for cloud-sharing tools, social media, and other considerations.

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Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance, 5th Edition

Role: Author | Publisher: ESI International, Arlington, VA 2010

An encyclopedia of risk management tools, this fifth edition covers the latest perspectives on risk. It focuses on a systematic approach to risk management and highlights specific techniques that enhance organizational risk identification, assessment, and management. Providing a blueprint for assessing and mitigating risk, the book addresses risk processes and practices as well as specific risk management techniques. It includes four appendices that contain information on contractor risk management, list of risk sources, basic probability concepts, quantifying expert judgement, and special notes on software risk. The book concludes with a glossary of terms.

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Risk Management Memory Jogger

Role: Author | Publisher: goalqpc 2013

How do you deal with risk?  Risk is everywhere…in your work, at home, and an ever-present factor in new ventures, financial investments, relationships, work projects, and all types of events…how do you decide whether the effort is worth the risk, or figure out how to minimize the risks? This guide will help you deal with the potentially rocky road of opportunity and risk. It begins with a road map and a five-step plan for how to proceed, including the rules of the road such as key terms to know, pitfalls to avoid, and tips that will keep you moving toward your goals. Key topics include: – Leadership summary – Establishing a risk culture – Creating and managing the Risk Register – SWOT Analysis, Delphi Technique, and other tools for identifying risks – Probability & Impact Matrix, FMEA, Monte Carlo Analysis, and other tools for analyzing and evaluating risks – Case study of a corporate merger – Glossary – Variety of visual, practical examples Aligned with A PMBOK® Guide and ISO 31000: Risk Management, Principles and Guidelines.

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The Project Management Drill Book: A Self-Study Guide

Role: Author | Publisher: ESI International, Arlington, VA 2003

For many project managers, knowing their craft and/or preparing for the PMP® exam go beyond specific knowledge areas or components of the PMBOK® Guide. Rather, their competence is a matter of mastering particular personal areas of understand. This drill book provides you the opportunity to build on your strengths and to work gradually through the weaknesses that you’ve identified in your exam preparation. Unlike other exam preparation materials, this drill book focuses specifically on those areas where project managers like you have been challenged in the past. Each section is set up to work from basic steps to what to expect on the PMP® exam.

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Project Management: Lessons from the Field

Role: Author | Publisher: Pritchard Management Associates, Frederick, MD 2009

From initiating a project, onto the planning stages, through the execution of the project, controlling costs, and finally completing or closing the project, Carl Pritchard gives you practical, actionable advice every step of the way. This collection of short, digestible articles covers the gamut of project concerns, from building a team to overcoming the mid-summer doldrums. In his inimitable, engaging style, Carl Pritchard draws you in with practical, applicable guidance on how to deal effectively with the special challenges that you face in your various projects.

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Precedence Diagramming: Successful Scheduling in a Team Environment, Second Edition

Role: Author | Publisher: ESI International, Arlington, VA 2003

The biggest challenge in project management is bringing order to the sheer volume of competing priorities. By using precedence diagrams, project managers can clearly identify the sequence and interdependence of critical activities, clarify work processes and solidify team members roles and bui-in. This concise overview teaches you how to construct and interpret precedence diagrams – the most common model used in software programs – and apply them to strengthen team commitment and project success.

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Nuts and Bolts Series 1: How to Build a Work Breakdown Structure (Beginnings)

Role: Author | Publisher: ESI International, Arlington, VA 1999

While project managers are consistently expected to create the WBS as the cornerstone of their project plans, there are limited references on how to actually go about crafting one that works. The book provides readers with the different approaches to WBS construction, highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches, examines the implications of the different styles of WBS and the level of depth that a project requires.

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Field Guide to Project Management

Role: Contributing Author | Publisher: Wiley and Sons, San Francisco, CA 2004

One of the best-known authorities on project management, David Cleland developed this new edition for professionals who need a dependable, on-the-job resource to answer questions and solve problems as they arise. Field Guide to Project Management is unmatched in its wealth of reliable information on project management systems and its concise and accessible format, also making it the perfect volume to read cover to cover for a unique, up-to-date survey of the field. Every aspect of project management is addressed with practical explanations and advice by a who’s-who roster of expert authors who cover planning techniques, concepts, paradigms, processes, tools, and techniques.

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Project Management Lite Reading: Risk Management Concepts With Carl Pritchard, by Reine Kassulker

Role: Contributing Author | Publisher: Reine Kassulker 2015

This book is a transcript from the pmChats.com podcast. pmChats is a popular project management podcast, hosted by Reine Kassulker. pmChats features interviews with some of the most successful leaders in the field of project management today. During each thirty minute podcast interview, the spotlighted project manager will share personal stories from their journey professional journey including early failures, lessons learned and insights about the tools and techniques that are working for them right now. pmChats is all about inspiring thousands of project management professionals. If you’re a project management professional looking for tips from leaders in the field of project management, this is the book for you!

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