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Free Project Management Books – Drawing for Virtual PMO book Announced

Drawing for 10 Free Copies of Virtual Project Management Office book by Gordon & Curlee and published by Management Concepts announced for PM GiveAways™ Program

July 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas, USA — PMForum has announced another book to be given away through its PM GiveAways™ Program - The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods, by Robert L. Gordon and Wanda Curlee and published by Management Concepts in 2011 in the USA. To register for this drawing, click here.

The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods is intended to help solve problems that project managers face in developing a virtual project management office (VPMO). It is based on the authors’ experience in this dynamic technology and global environment.  The book identifies and offers solutions to the most common VPMO problems encountered. To provide these answers, the authors build a framework for developing a virtual office based on over 30 years combined experience.

Based on their experience as consultants in a variety of commercial settings and as university professors, Gordon and Curlee provide a thorough review of the issues in building and sustaining a VPMO. They clarify how globalization and geographic distance change project management and how new technologies change the dynamics of management and communication.

Robert L. Gordon is currently a senior faculty member with Keller School of Management (DeVry University).  Dr. Gordon earned his Doctor of Management and organizational leadership degree and his master of business administration from the University of Phoenix, and an undergraduate degree in history from UCLA.  He has been active in project management and supply chain management for over twenty years.  During that time, he has been involved with the construction of ten different passenger vessels and involved with multiple ERP-related projects.  

Wanda Curlee is a Program Management Consultant for a Fortune 500 company,  with her primary clients in the U.S. federal government. She has been a consultant in various organizations and industries including telecoms, insurance, and technology.  She has a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix and has authored papers on virtual project teams, complexity theory and project management, and virtual project management offices. Wanda Curlee is an adjunct professor at Northcentral University, Kaplan University, and the University of Phoenix.

The Virtual Project Management Office: Best Practices, Proven Methods, by Robert L. Gordon and Wanda Curlee; published by Management Concepts; 2011; 232 pages, soft cover, US$45.00; ISBN: 978-1-56726-327-5.  For more about the book, click here.    A copy of this book will be shipped by the publisher at no charge to 10 lucky winners. Drawing to be held on 7 October 2011.  For rules and to register, visit http://www.pmforum.org/PMGiveAways/Free-PM-Books.html

PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program is based on periodic DRAWINGS for free educational and professional project management products and services.  PM GiveAways™ will include project management courses, books, conference passes, software and other valuable items.  Drawings will be held every few weeks, with the products and services to be given away announced in breaking news articles ahead of time and on PM GiveAways™ web pages.  PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program was announced in a July 2010 breaking news article. To learn more or to register for drawings for free project management stuff, visit http://www.pmforum.org/PMGiveAways/PMGiveAways.html.

About Management Concepts
For more than 38 years, the Management Concepts has successfully unleashed the full potential and productivity of over one million professionals through innovative and highly-effective approaches to individual and organizational achievement. Every major agency in the US federal government, dozens of US state and local government offices, and hundreds of corporations have benefited from the company’s high impact training courses, custom learning and development programs, professional consulting services, and award-winning publications. To learn more, visit http://www.managementconcepts.com. To see their books catalog, visit www.managementconcepts.com/mcpress.

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About PMForum
PMForum operates www.pmforum.org, the world’s first website devoted to professional project management and still one of the most popular online sources of project management news and information. PMForum also produces the monthly PM World Today eJournal where articles, papers and stories about projects and project management around the world can be found; free subscriptions at www.pmworldtoday.net.

SOURCE: PMForum, Inc.

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