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Project Management

101 Project Management Books You Can’t Miss

Project Management is like driving. It’s one of those disciplines in which you think you know more than you actually do. Everyone thinks they are above average. This cognitive bias is called the Dunning–Kruger effect and it leads people of low ability to suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability for a particular task as greater than it is.

But enough with the fancy words. You don’t need to worry about that, at Teamweek we are here to help. We’ve spent hours collecting, curating and reading Project Managements books so you don’t have to.

If you are a looking for project management books for beginners, you’ve come to the right place. And if you are an advanced Project Manager, then don’t run. We have 8 recommendations you might enjoy. I guarantee there’s one you’ll love.

Before you dive in

This is not an article with subjective reviews. Rather, it’s a library of curated resources, carefully selected and categorized. I suggest you use the Index above, or take advantage of the Cmmd+F (or Ctrl+F) magic to find what you are looking for. 

If you want easier access to this list, here’s a helpful spreadsheet with the entire library. Simply make sure to Make a copy before working on it.

Our Top Picks

The Mythical Man Month

Great lesson on wow adding more resources won’t necesa, and why less is better.

Managing Humans

Hilarious, and full of practical tips. Focused on software development, but a fantastic read for other areas.

Remote: No Office Required

A must-read for everyone interested in working when and where they are the happiest and most productive.

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

A classic. You can’t miss this if you manage people on a daily basis.

Advanced Project Management: A Structured Approach

According to our research, this is the go-to book for advanced Project Managers practitioners. If you’ve been in the trenches but are looking to step up your game, this one’s for you.

11 Project Management Books For Beginners

8 Advanced Project Management Books

24 Classical Management Theory Books

20 People Management Books

11 Personal Productivity

4 Design Project Management Books

12 Software Development Project Management Books

6 Construction Management Books & Engineering Project Management Books

4 Product Management Books

That’s all!

The Project Management world is constantly evolving, so if you come up with anything new, don’t hesitate to comment below or reach out on Twitter and we’ll update the list!

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