Winners of Drawing for Project Manager's Portable Handbook Announced

Winners in Drawing for 10 free copies of Project Manager’s Portable Handbook 3rd Edition by David Cleland and Lewis Ireland and published by McGraw-Hill announced by PMForum
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Dec. 14, 2010 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas, USA — PMForum has announced the results of its 12th Drawing, the 7th drawing for free project management books, in its PM GiveAways™ Program.  The drawing for 10 FREE copies of the Project Manager’s Portable Handbook, 3rd Edition, a popular reference book by David Cleland and Lewis Ireland, was held on 29 November 2010.  This updated 3rd Edition was published by McGraw-Hill in 2010. Ten winners were selected in the random number-based drawing. PMForum’s PM GiveAways™ Program was announced in a breaking news article on 10 July 2010.

A total of 396 people in 70 countries registered for this drawing.  The 10 winners in the drawing for the free book, with country locations noted, were the following: Elzabe Zovitsky (South Africa); Alemu Moges Belay (Finland); Darko Mesar (Croatia); Larry Lemke (United States); Hugh Brasnell (Trinidad and Tobago); Bernardo Bustamante (United States); Irma Granell (Puerto Rico); Daryl Revel (Australia); Yousef Goussous (Jordan); and Zarina Ma (United Kingdom).

Several winners offered the following statements:

“It was a great Christmas present to win this unique and invaluable project management book.  It will be a great collection to my personal library so that I can always refresh on my PM skills.”

“This book will be a welcomed addition to my library, and being a consultant, a great reference text to easily bring out with me to client sites.”

“That is really great news.  As a young researcher working on Industrial engineering and  management, having got a wonderful project management handbook is giving lot of benefits. It definitely adds new knowledge and strengthens my previous knowledge in project management. At this point I would like to thank  my previous lecturer(Mr. Lelisa at Addis Ababa University while I was studying my MSc.) who gave me some clue to register on PM forum and  improve my project management knowledge. After I came to Europe for my research, I deeply understood project management is a backbone for any businesses and project  managers must update with recent advancements and technology. In my view, organizations like PMForum are very important to enhance the knowledge of PM managers all over the world. I am sure many of my colleagues will get these opportunities by registering on PM forum and share their knowledge and learning as well. Hopefully I will prepare some articles in the future and contribute in Project Management field of expertise. I really appreciate all the stuff and those who are untiredly working in this field, organizers and sponsors who gave me this wonderful opportunity.”

“Thanks a lot for your prize.  This is big surprise for me and I think that this book will help me to learn more about project management as well as help me to better manage my future projects.”

“That’s great news! This book is a great addition to my study materials!”

According to PMForum’s Managing Editor David Pells, “We continue to be impressed with the high number of countries represented among registrations and winners in these drawings.  We want to congratulate the winners of the Project Manager’s Portable Handbook and thank McGraw-Hill for offering ten copies of this popular project management book.”

Fully updated throughout, the Project Manager’s Portable Handbook 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 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 and 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, click here.

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 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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