Mon. Jul 4th, 2022

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. )Shortcuts for Success: Project Management In the Real WorldBCS (Second Ed., 2013)ISBN 978-1780171715
Shortlisted for the 2014 CMI Management Book of the Year
[amazon_textlink asin=’1780171714′ text=’Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’wwwelizabharr-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’e4e65f5c-2dea-11e8-bab1-f73377c9ff15′] uses a case-study approach to combine the experiences of project managers from across the globe (the equivalent to 250+ working years), into one resource for project and programme managers. It includes over 50 case studies from across industries – some that were successful, others that were not – and a discussion on what readers can learn from those experiences. This is supported by theory, references, and a lot of theoretical support.
Each chapter is filled with innovative ideas and knowledge, as well as tips and tricks that other professionals use to deliver projects more efficiently. Shortcuts to Success, unlike other project management books, does not focus on the traditional’start-to-finish’ process of managing projects. It explores:
Managing project budgets
Project scope management
Project management
Project management
Manage yourself.

This book is for both public and private sector project managers who have some experience in managing projects.
What people are saying about Shortcuts to Success
“Elizabeth Harrin has done again!” This new edition of her book contains valuable insights about how to make projects successful in today’s pressured business environment. It tells the stories of people who have been involved in projects around the world. These lessons are invaluable to anyone who has a difficult project to complete. It will save you a lot of time and money, and it will save you a lot of frustration!
Dr Penny Pullan, Director, Making Projects Work Ltd
“Lives up the’real world promise’ in its title, providing concise and practical advice for leaders of small and large projects.
Tom Kendrick
“Elizabeth Harrin draws on her vast experience to show how projects can be successfully delivered in the real world. The book is designed to allow the reader to easily navigate the book and find the information they need. However, it also allows points to be implemented quickly. Highlighted items are provided for each topic, including warnings, golden rules and definitions, as well as my personal favorite, anecdotes.
Health Informatics Now
“The book is organized around five main areas: budgeting and scoping, teams and planning, as well as the role of the project manager. This book is not intended to teach project management theory. There are many resources for that. Elizabeth tries to emphasize the importance of standardization in project management, not for their sake but for the benefit of the project and its delivery.
IT Training Magazine
Where to Buy
Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World is available [amazon_textlink asin=’1780171714′ text=’on Amazon’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’wwwelizabharr-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’07388901-2deb-11e8-8246-bf40ab5cedbb’] and from other booksellers. You can also purchase it as shorter ebooks that cover a single section of the main book.

By Adam