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Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process by R. Dennis Gibbs

 
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<pre>Author/s : R. Dennis Gibbs
Publisher : Apress
Category : Project management, Process and Best Practices
Review by : Marc Peabody
Rating : 7 horseshoes
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This is a great book for anyone who loves studying project methodologies. It deepened my understanding of the Unified Process and I think that's really what the book was meant for: to enhance what you already know about the UP.

The content is less story-centric than "Lessons from the Trenches" implies, but the short stories included do a decent job of adding some color and flavor.

The book covers a far greater scope of projects than what concerns a typical project manager. Not that the extra information isn't interesting or valuable, but someone expecting a guide of how to be a project manager may be a bit overwhelmed.

The title also does not warn (though the cover mentions it) that the book heavily focuses on dealing with projects that are outsourced, even to the point of the entire first chapter to outsourcing.

If you know something about project lifecycles and the UP yet you wish to learn more, this might be a good addition to your library.


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Heh...

Project outsourcing was something I hardly even heard of even five years ago. I can certainly understand why it would make it to the top of the list in a more modern book.

I may just have to pick up a copy of that myself.

Thanks for the review!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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