Project Manager's Handbook

Walkthrough For Beginners

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
136 Pages
Reviewed on 05/05/2024
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Reviewed by Jessica Barbosa for Readers' Favorite

Project, Program, Portfolio, Initiation, and Project Scope are but a few of the topics covered in Valentyn Bannikov’s Project Manager's Handbook: Walkthrough for Beginners. When a person wants to consider the best and most effective ways for reaching personal goals and business development, project management is a practical method to use. This self-help guide is for those who wish to grow their skills in this field as it provides an in-depth look into a project manager’s duties.

Valentyn Bannikov’s Project Manager's Handbook defines key concepts in the field of project management and it introduced me to the important role of a project manager. I found the information and guidance provided to be well thought out and easy to follow. There is plenty of knowledge to be gained within its pages the deeper I went. Bannikov’s descriptions gave me insight into what goes on behind the scenes and it is detailed without being too overwhelming. Instead, it challenged me to look for personal and professional growth and encouraged me to make positive changes along the way. It successfully highlights the importance of setting goals, analysis, and communication and reveals how the outcome of a project is greatly influenced by the project manager’s preparation and awareness. It is a highly recommended, worthwhile study for anyone willing to learn the ropes of becoming a project manager.

Maria Victoria Beltran

Project Manager's Handbook: Walkthrough For Beginners is a non-fiction book on business and finance by Valentyn Bannikov. As the title suggests, it focuses on the role and importance of a project manager with primary expertise in project management and leadership, complete project lifecycle experience, agile, waterfall, and hybrid application development, business process analysis and improvement, risk management, and release management. The book consists of nine chapters and covers everything readers should know about project management. Considered one of the most effective ways to develop a business, it is important that a project manager is knowledgeable and can remain unruffled because they are the link between the customer and the business. This is a book that every project manager should have on their bookshelf.

Valentyn Bannikov’s Project Manager's Handbook is designed to help project managers do their jobs successfully. This is especially useful to anyone who wants to start a project management career. The first chapter is enlightening as it defines the project and the responsibilities of the project manager. The author’s writing style is concise and does not contain difficult terminology, so it’s easy to grasp. A certified technical project and program management professional, with over nine years of experience in executing large-scale projects, Valentyn Bannikov is highly credible. This is a gem of a book suitable for those who want to enhance their skills and turn all their projects into success. As outlined in the book, being a project manager is not an easy profession because it is constantly evolving; here’s a book that could make it easier.

Luwi Nyakansaila

Project Manager's Handbook: Walkthrough for Beginners is a basic guide to project management. What is a project and what does it entail? Valentyn Bannikov gives essential details about the various aspects of project management, beginning with the responsibilities of a project manager and the difference between a project and a process. He then provides details of the various work positions in a project and the importance of the initiation stage. The book also gives examples of the documentation prepared and analysis done at every stage to reduce risks, visualize goals, and communicate with the different parties involved. Finally, the author explains the importance of post-project work and how it adds value to the final product and ensures its longevity.

I loved reading Project Manager's Handbook because it felt as if I was having a friendly conversation with the author. While the book is financial and academic by nature, Valentyn Bannikov strikes an informal tone and adds some humor. The author used an example of aliens and the apocalypse to explain risks, which I found funny and memorable. His writing style made the book engaging and grabbed my attention from the start. The book is well-organized and presented chronologically. All the terms and information were defined using simple terms, which can easily be understood by beginners. The book is well-written and I recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue project management as a career because this is the perfect guide to begin your journey.

Pikasho Deka

Project management plays one of the most crucial roles within the hierarchy of any given organization. It's not easy to oversee an entire project and be held responsible for its success or failure. What constitutes a project? For all the beginners out there, Valentyn Bannikov - a certified technical Project and Program Management Professional with over nine years of experience - brings readers the Project Manager's Handbook: Walkthrough For Beginners. In this guide, Bannikov explains the different types of projects and gives an overview of project management in all its varied forms. Bannikov also explores the various stages of a Project Life Cycle. This book will teach you how to improve the quality of the product, avoid mistakes, analyze, monitor, and manage risks, and build communication channels.

If you're about to pursue a career in project management, this is just the book for you. Project Manager's Handbook is a concise yet detailed guidebook that thoroughly explores project management and all that it entails. Valentyn Bannikov's approach to writing seems to be as meticulously planned and organized as one of his projects. The author offers some useful tools for aspiring and current project managers who want to hone their leadership skills and keep themselves up to date with the recent developments in the field. The book also provides an insightful explanation of the differences between projects, programs, and portfolios. An educational book for the leaders of tomorrow.

Philip Van Heusen

Do you wish to become a Project Manager? Valentyn Bannikov answers many questions about what is involved in being a project manager (PM) in Project Manager’s Handbook: Walkthrough for Beginners. He also explains step-by-step how to be a productive and efficient project manager. Since the PM is the key person for any project, they are responsible for seeing the project through to the end and achieving the planned objectives. One of the main tools for a PM is the Project Management Triangle, which Valentyn explains thoroughly. Project stages are described from initiation through to the conclusion. Micro-management is not recommended. The use of portfolios can help guide and control the various parts of a project. Having a good sponsor and supervisor is also invaluable for successful completion. Reading this book provides all the information required to become the best project manager you can be.

In Project Manager’s Handbook, Valentyn Bannikov covers project management methodology while explaining all the technical terms in an easy-to-understand manner, including why a “requirements matrix” is important and different from “terms of reference.” Applying the lessons from this book for beginners will help you become a successful project manager with satisfied clients. Being a successful project manager includes knowing how and when to communicate. This book takes the reader from the inception of a project to its successful completion. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in becoming a project manager. I now understand that there is much more to the role than just issuing instructions. Using the tools from this handbook will help launch you into a career as a project manager, a field where skills are in great demand.