• How to Manage Your First Project

  • Your Project Manager's Guide: 29 Day Boot Camp to Success
  • By: Henry Iain Shield
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bower
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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How to Manage Your First Project

By: Henry Iain Shield
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Publisher's Summary

The guidelines and ideas in this audiobook are a result of my extensive project management experience. I have successfully managed, implemented, and delivered countless projects, including complex global infrastructure-based projects. As a project manager, I have overseen new and modification projects utilizing on-shore and offshore resources and third parties. Thanks to over 25 years of project management experience, I have extensive knowledge covering the entire life cycle of a project, including initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects delivering business value.

I began my project management career as a team leader progressing to project manager. I have managed small and large scale projects with multi-million-pound transition budgets. I will confidently guide you through the fundamentals of successful project management. I have full project management qualifications from both The Project Management Institute and a Prince2.

My 25-years of project management experience covers complex projects for both private and public sector clients. I am proud to be known as a project manager with a solid pedigree to match. The best compliment I have received regarding my ability to share my knowledge is that I give common sense ideas and concepts culled from my ‘down-to-earth' experience befitting my decades of project management practice. I am proud to say that I have been at the coalface of project management, and now I want to impart my wealth of knowledge to you, the listener of this audiobook, looking to seek useful and practical help in the realm of project management.

This is a great guide for new project managers, ready to begin their career!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Mr Tony Ingles (P)2020 Mr Tony Ingles

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Essential Guide for New Project Managers

So you've finally gotten that promotion to "Project Manager" and you're ready to take on your first big assignment.
Problem is, you've got lots of theoretical knowledge, and perhaps even a little experience...but putting it all together into actionable steps to see the project through to completion is the hard part!

In walks Mr. Shield with his 29 boot camp and it's like heaven shone a light down onto you.
You now have in your hands actionable steps you can take over the next month, and in fact, the life of your project to make sure you succeed.

I'm delighted to have read this book. (well, listened). While I had the tools and knowledge already inside to succeed this guide really helped me get everything into perspective and really control myself and my project.

Hats off to the author - this is a winning formula!

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Helpful strategies

Great content , well written and narrative style is excellent, too! I am very satisfied with the invested money and highly recommended this edition to everyone. You will really learn how to manage your 1st project!

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Great content!

This audiobook is a real surprise among the business books on this subject. It is very educational and well organized. It covers the whole life of the project lifecycle. The author’s advice can be applied to various projects – both large and small.

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Very practical guide

This book offers great guidelines for leading the project from the beginning to the end. I think the author's decision to make chapter summaries and check-in points is very useful. They keep you focused and make learning much easier.

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Practical advice provided!

While I was listening to this book I felt I had a personal teacher. The right choice for the narrator too. Down to earth examples and advice makes this book better than others. I will recommend this book to my colleagues.

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Excellent short read for beginner PMs

I am completely new to the PM world and was blessed to be given an opportunity to work in his field. I am still learning as we all are all the time. This book helped me get some of the basic concepts down and understand some of the terminology that was being used. I am by no means where I want to be in this field, but this was a great help to someone brand new to it.

One question that may be audible or other readers can answer. Where is the PDF document that is supposed to come with the audible book? He references this a couple of times.

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Perfect guide

Written in plain English, easy to listen in the car. A lot of practical tips how to increase productivity and manage projects every day.

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Full of useful ideas

1. I’m sure all project managers could benefit from the years of Iain’s experience in the project management field. His can do attitude and day to day knowledge of… the best way to tackle certain tasks is invaluable for me and I’m sure many others.

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Effective listen!

This book was written by someone who knows project management inside out. Every chapter has actionable tips. Certainly very effective style.

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Found it pretty good

I trust his advice and feel he has supported me through my first three months as a new project manager.

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Henry Ian provides effective advice

Henry Ian provides effective tools for driving the project to the end. Chapter summaries and check-in points are the golden nuggets of this book.