Suggested Books
Suggested Books

Suggested Books (55)

Education is critical to everyone in your organization. Learning about technical tools, aspects of project management and dealing with people is essential in improving performance and minimizing your frustration. Between seminars, forums, books, magazines, though, you could spend all your time just trying to find the right item. eCameron has tried to help with that by sharing some of our knowledge and helping our clients and friends get a start on the process. These items may be found in our Blog or eJournal  on our website in the form of discussions, ramblings, templates and procedures.

This section of our website is a list of recommended books and a details about the books that you will not get from the publisher or a bookseller. Below you will find reviews (or a detailed synopses) we have created. In the cases where time has not allowed us to complete a review, but the book is recommended, we have supplied information from the publishers. As we finish the reviews we will modify this page and provide links to more detail. Some of the details will be published in our newsletters but since there are more books than months in the year, some detail will only be found here. Visit this page often to see what is new.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:19

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Written by
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Add To Cart

Author:Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Knopf
Released: March 2013
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN:978-0201835953

Project Management is one to the few disciplines where the glass ceiling seems to be non-existent. Daily our multicultural, multigenerational, multigender teams build great products for our businesses. We need to understand ourselves and others better. Lean In is a great book for either gender to read to learn more about how to avoid gender issues on your projects.

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women ’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women ’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune ’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time ’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table, ” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Add To Cart

Author:Patrick Lencioni
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Released: April 2002
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 229
ISBN:978-0201835953

Without a team there is no project, there is no success. One of your primary jobs is to build a team from people you mostly likely do not have authority over. The five key attributes: results, accountability, commitment, conflict, and trust, will help you build a better team quicker.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:33

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Written by
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Add To Cart

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Publisher: North River Press; 30th Anniversary Edition
Released: June 2014
Type: Softcover
Pages: 362
ISBN:978-0201835953

If you are managing projects in a manufacturing setting, this book is critical. If you are managing a project in a company using the theory of constraints, this book is essential. It is the foundation of a pervasive methodology and the precursor to critical chain project management. he is recommended reading before reading any of the other books on critical chain.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Add To Cart

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Released: Anniversary Edition November 2013)
Type: Softcover
Pages: 432
ISBN:978-0201835953

The title says it all. What project manager does not need to improve their effectiveness? This is a bible that you should always keep in close reach. A true "Must Read."

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

Add To Cart

Author: Peter M. Senge
Publisher: Doubleday
Released: March 2006
Type: Softcover
Pages: 445
ISBN:978-0201835953

Business and projects are complex systems. The people that run them need to create organizations and teams that can learn and grow. This classic business book is a great treatise how to become a better lead and run a better project.

This revised edition of Peter Senge ’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book ’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization ’s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people ’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.

ADKAR: A Model for Change in Business, Government and our Community

Add To Cart

Author: Jeffrey M. Hiatt
Publisher: Prosci Learning Center Publications
Released: August 2006
Type: Softcover
Pages: 146
ISBN:978-0201835953

This book is currently under review, more details will be added when available

Tired of hearing about change and how your project is implementing it, but have no idea how to make it happen? ADKAR is the gold standard process to follow to help make that happen. This, and a little leadership, will get you ahead of the pack.

Why do some changes fail while others succeed?

How can you make sense of the many tools and approaches for managing change?

How can you lead change successfully, both in your personal life and professional career?