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"Management by Steel Trap: A Project Management Framework" is a book that consists of eleven chapters that discuss the steps in project management. Chapter 1 is an introduction to project management where the industry's terminology and phrases are explained. The next chapter elaborates on a lot of subjects that pertain to the steps in project management based on the philosophy of steel trap laying. The next chapters further elaborates on the actual framework of management by steel trap until the goal of the project is achieved. Each of the phases in this form of project management is discussed thoroughly and the book also contains tools and templates that should be useful to project managers.
Lakshmi Narayani is an IT professional working with a Masters degree in Commerce. She is currently working with Accenture and has 14 years of experience in the IT industry tucked in her belt. Systematic and thorough, her book, "Management by Steel Trap", is designed to assist project managers complete their work successfully. This book suggests that managing projects and accomplishing project goals can only be done using the right project management framework. Setting a milestone and utilizing systematic questioning are also important. Narayani writes in a methodical way herself. And this makes the book easy to follow and understand. It is obvious that the author knows exactly what she is talking about. Better still, she knows how to impart knowledge in a way that is easy to understand. This book is a must have for anyone who wants to learn additional project management tools like the frame work for decision making, conducting meetings effectively, mastering the job of team management and other relevant topics.