"This book about project management is definitely the best down-to-earth guidance I have
come across in one place in more than 30 years of reading about, writing about, and doing
project management. Whether you are brand new to product development or an accomplished
project manager, there is much in this book for you to learn. This book is a best read for all types
of project managers."
- Gerald Mulenburg, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (retired)
Review published in the Journal of Product Innovation & Management
"Provides a spark of insight and energy to nudge a Project Manager over an obstacle or
constraint that is hindering the project flow, and the variety of topics covered makes the book
timely and invaluable."
- Earl W. Crisp, D. P. A., adjunct instructor, Mamagement Department
Univ. of Texas at Arlington and College of Business at Dallas Baptist University
"Very impressed! You have succeeded in explaining and discussing what is common for all
projects no matter what business you are in. I have learned a lot from your book."
- Olav Bjørnson, Project Manager, Aker Kværner Systems a.s, Oslo, Norway
"An invaluable read for anyone who is serious about project & program success! An absolute
must read for project sponsors in general."
- Romeo Mitchell, Senior Program Manager, HP Canada
"The title and cover looked so interesting ... I couldn't wait to see the inside of the book. You have
done a marvelous job in writing this book, every word speaks … and this is the beauty of the
book. The language is very simple and easy to understand, sequence of topics and contents also
flow very well. Congratulations!"
- Syed Ali, President, IT Management Special Interest Group
Canadian Information Processing Society
"I really like the structure of the book. Chapters are short. Chapter titles are accompanied by
illuminating subtitles. Each chapter starts with a quote and finishes with a Chapter Summary.
Each summary concludes with Learning Lessons to Avoid the Ratholes and Best Practices for
Catching the Pot of Gold. There is much to like in the book … Kothari offers good advice and
distinctive perspectives throughout his book. Take your time with the book. It will pay off for
- Hal Macomber, President, Reforming Project Management
"Glad to see a book written by a passionate professional. It synthesizes huge knowledge and
experience of Project Management and the best of ideas in taking project management to
- Dr. K. Momaya, Associate Professor, Dept. of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India
"Novel take on the angst of a project manager/sponsor. Provides a training framework and is an
- Bob McClelland, Director, Transportation & Works Division
Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada
"Wonderful read! I wish I had this book years ago. Finally there is a book with all the concepts,
best practices and examples all in one place. I have already used some of the concepts in the
- Tony Josevski, P. Eng., PMP
"Describes the subject clearly and succinctly. A deceptively simply book that takes the reader
out of the clouds and plunks him/her down firmly on the ground … I appreciate the way you
consistently nudge people to work together with others, and think ahead. This would be a great
book to use as a textbook, in a course with multiple case studies.
- Dr. Michel Desjardins, Professor, Faculty of Religion & Culture
Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario Canada
"Well organized and written in plain, generic terms and simple language, appealing to anyone
from novice to the well seasoned in our profession. A brilliant piece of work!
- Bill Geraats, President, VISTA Learning Services
This book is a very handy little publication, packed with good advice – especially for those
relatively new to project management and working in information technology related
- R. Max Wideman, Fellow, PMI (Project Management Institute)