Books about project management & leadership

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Here you can immerse yourself in the project management themes you need; motivation, stakeholder management, conflict management, leadership, change management, communication, team building, business effect, profit realization, risk management, facilitation, goal setting, success criteria, milestone planning, sprint, IPMA, PMI, Prince2, Scrum, Half Double and much more.

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  • Half Double

    Half Double

    The book describes the Half Double method which creates projects with double effect in half the time. Studies show that 86% of the projects using the method reach the success criteria. The methodology has been co-created by 1 consultancy, 3 universities, 17 companies and more than 1,400 dedicated project practitioners. The book is written for all the other passionate project practitioners out there.

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  • Power in Projects, Programs and Portfolios

    Power in Projects, Programs and Portfolios

    This book is the international version of the best selling Danish project management book: “Power i projekter og portefølje”. Several Danish universities, higher educational institutions and private course providers use the book. The book covers the most important subjects in IPMA certification and has a very practical approach to the project manager role, providing online access to more than 30 useful tools and templates.

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  • Facilitation


    Create results through involvement.
    Change needs leadership in order to achieve the desired effect. If you as project leader is responsible for driving the change processes and ensure that the changes actually take place, facilitation is one of the answers.

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  • Start with Why

    Start with Why

    WHY are some managers and organizations more innovative and successful than others? How can they repeat the success over and over again? That’s because it’s not about WHAT you do, but WHY you do it. In its own simple way, the book shows us how true leaders create loyal companionship. As a project manager you are the tool, it matters WHY you do what you do.

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  • Reconstructing Project Management

    Reconstructing Project Management

    The book is a comprehensive review of the project management’s development. It provides a comprehensive analysis of why the success rate is still modest. The conclusion is, among other things, that the project management theories describe what is special about project management, but not all that is needed to manage projects successfully.

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  • Reinventing Project Management

    Reinventing Project Management

    The Diamond Approach To Successful Growth And Innovation. Projects are the engine of business development. Unfortunately, many projects focus on efficiency and not on the strategic impact they need to provide. Therefore, it is necessary to rethink the project work method. The book describes how to shift focus from the traditional project triangle to the project’s impact in the short, medium and long term.

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  • Funky business forever

    Funky business forever

    As a project manager you are in charge of change. This book gives you a great picture of the changes that are happening in business. The book gives you a good picture of the stormy waters your project is being launched in. This is the water you have to navigate in. Funky Business tells us that difference rules, and difference comes from the way people think. In this world, we can no longer do “business as usual” – we need funky business.

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  • TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments

    Take advantage of all the disturbances as a useful opportunity for leadership. Touchpoints are written by strategic management advisor Mette Nørgaard and the former CEO of the American Campbell Soup Company, Douglas Conant

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As a project manager I have always lacked a platform where I could click in and get inspiration, relevant knowledge and concrete tools, regardless of time and place. A wireless toolbox where knowledge came to me through the air. A help that could give me a much needed boost in my current challenge.

You have never been more important as a project manager. Projects are the engine in developing a better business, new products, improvements in society and the global transformation to sustainable energy and production. Your leadership is therefore crucial. As a leader and project manager, you are the tool that creates the results.

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John Ryding Olsson Founder & author
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