Free Project Management Books – Drawing for Project Manager’s Portable Handbook Announced

Drawing for 10 Free Copies of the Project Manager’s Portable Handbook, Third Edition, by David Cleland and Lewis Ireland announced for PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program
Oct. 19, 2010 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas, USA — PMForum has announced that the 7th project management book to be given away through its PM GiveAways™ Program will be the Project Managers Portable Handbook, Third Edition, by David Cleland and Lewis Ireland. This updated 3rd Edition was published by McGraw-Hill in August 2010.  PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program was announced in July 2010 at

Fully updated throughout, this hands-on guide provides access to current information on project management concepts and practices.  It offers concise, practical details on the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to manage projects.  Written by world-renowned project management experts, this compact reference summarizes best practices for defining, designing, developing, and producing project results.  

The book covers the recognized PM standards – PMBOK, IPMA Competence Baseline, and Prince 2; provides a decision model for complex situations encountered when managing projects; includes detailed description of project contract negotiations, and contract administration for the project team; and much more.  Handy tables, charts, models, and callout boxes illustrate pertinent information in this essential on-the-job tool.

Project Manager’s Portable Handbook, Third Edition, discusses projects as building blocks to success; puts them in context with the enterprise; describes difficulty of managing complex projects and offers suggested solutions; shows how projects are managed within programs and portfolios; introduces the theory and practice of developing new products using PM; compares the management considerations for projects being performed in one nation versus those in global environments; and describes the project statement of work and its content for three projects of varying size.

David I. Cleland is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute and two-time recipient of the "Distinguished Contribution to Project Management Award."  He has been described as the "Father of Project Management" and is honored annually with the establishment of the “David I. Cleland Excellence in Project Management Literature Award” sponsored by the PMI.  He has authored or edited 40 books in the project management and engineering management fields.

Lewis R. "Lew" Ireland, Director of Research for the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management (asapm), is a 20-year veteran of the Project Management Institute and served as President and Chair in 1998.  He is a recipient of the PMI's Distinguished Contribution Award and Person of the Year Award.

Project Managers Portable Handbook, Third Edition by David Cleland and Lewis Ireland; published by McGraw-Hill in August 2010; List price $49.95; Softcover; 464 pages; ISBN 0-07-174105-4; 978-0-07-174105-7; for more abut the book, visit
The DRAWING for free copies of the book will be held on November 29, 2010.  Drawing will be for 10 lucky winners.  The book will be shipped free of charge to the winners.  For rules and to register, visit

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 at least monthly, with the products and services to be given away announced in breaking news articles ahead of time and on PM GiveAways™ web pages.  To learn more or to register for drawings for free project management stuff, visit

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About PMForum
PMForum operates, 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, reports and stories about projects and project management around the world can be found; free subscriptions at

SOURCE: PMForum, Inc.

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