"If I were to choose ONLY two books to get my job done or do a better job as a PM then the two books I'd hold onto would be the PMBOK and Susanne's Project Management Coaching Workbook. If PMBOK is the theoretical framework, then Susanne's book is the Real World Application.. this is where the rubber hits the road. This is by far the most well written book I have read not only on the subject of Project Management but also from a Get Things Done perspective. The way she explains and assists with the GTD approach is incredible." --Atif Hassan, Toronto, Canada
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"I must say that on a whole this is a fantastic workbook, as it really considers vital elements of what needs to be considered throughout the project lifecycle. As this is written from a coaching perspective the first step which talks through what you want to achieve is great because it is written for you rather than a text book which has a rigid path of author stating XYZ. By making you think about what you wish to achieve and the type of PM you want to be it really plays on your experiences and makes you think about how you can improve all aspects of your style and approach." Project Magazine
"This book is a management masterpiece. The topics are very well structured. The concepts are detailed in such a way that it's very simple to understand and easy to apply. For every concept / topic, the book has a very good 'practical/exercise' section. It's a very interesting book. There are a lot of 'wow' moments in the book. This book will definitely lifts the confidence. It's not just a book, it's an experience." -Bala Ethirajalu
“Clear, practical and valuable. We all need to raise our game in this challenging project management world and Susanne’s book will no doubt help you work smarter rather than harder.” —Peter Taylor, author of The Lazy Project Manager and The Lazy Winner
"This is best project management book I have read! And it is not just a book to read, but also a great woorkbook that really will make me develop as a project leader! This will be my new "bible" that will guide and help me develop in my work as a project manager in the construction industry!" -Alexander Strand-Omreng
“This is the best PM book I have found to break down all the Process Groups in the PM Lifecycle into manageable steps. I was able to put this book to use immediately in my role as an IT Project Manager in Managed Services. Susanne stays away from the formal methodology terms but adheres 100% to the PMBOK. She makes it real world and actionable. Great book!! —Gayle Roberts, PMP
“This unique and practical book will take you on a journey to becoming a better project manager—and to helping you help others become better project managers. Madsen shows you how to identify your strengths and build a credible action plan. She also gives you the best possible chance of following through on your action plan with her many useful checklists, exercises, and tips.” —Elizabeth Harrin, author of Social Media for Project Managers and Director of The Otobos Group
“Unlike some coaching guides which stop at assessment, this one actually provides the material and lessons you need to round out your skills and leadership profile. Susanne Madsen is clearly a project management expert with both brains and heart, and a passion for coaching. Take the time to let Susanne coach you step-by-step—you’re worth it!” —Pam Stanton, Consultant, coach, speaker, and author of The Project Whisperer: Understanding The Human Part of the Gantt Chart
“Whether you are building your own project management career development plan or managing the professional development of project managers, this book is a must-have. It provides a unique methodology for developing the task management and team management/leadership skills of the project manager and would be an excellent tool for formal professional development and mentoring programs.” —Martin Chernenkoff, founder of pduOTD.com - PDU of the Day
"I wish I had this book when I first started out as a project manager. This great book provides easy-to-follow steps that anyone can use. The exercises and comprehensive insights will help anyone interested in learning about project management." —Bernardo Tirado; PMP and Six Sigma Blackbelt. Founder of The Project Box.