Media praise for Making Things Happen

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"Reading this book is like visiting with a respected mentor when "war stories" are shared, lessons learned are remembered, and advice is freely given. Though written from the perspective of managing a large, technical project, its advice is scalable for projects of any size and type."
-- A.J. Marsh, University of Arkansas at Monticello, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"In Making Things Happen we have an “in-your-face” text from Scott Berkun. While case studies are an integral part of any (project) management handbook, the author had used anecdotes and virtualized examples from his extensive experience in the IT giant Microsoft to good effect as a continuous logic and before you know it you have finished reading the book...To summarize, the book would make for a pleasant read to the project manager. The exercises at end of each chapter are very useful and going through them almost gives the feeling of being in a real-time management class."
-- Ganadeva Bandyopadhyay, Desicritics.org

"This is a good book--let me say right off. I liked both the style of writing (very straightforward, employing limited amounts of jargon), and the methodical experience-based approach to explaining project management. Its definitely written from a software-development perspective (the author having worked on projects like Windows and Internet Explorer for Microsoft) but the insights contained would pretty much apply to any team-based project situation."
-- Alexei White, Nitobi

"Experienced managers might find this amusing and potentially useful bedtime reading...Those who are new to the management task will probably find this to be a helpfulguide..."
-- Robert M. Slade, Internet Review Project

"Forget piles of unnecessary information, boring theories and charts, this title is all about real-world experience and practical examples. If your aim is to understand project management and discover how to manage your projects well, Making Things Happen is definitely the next book you should read."
-- Mirko Zorz, (IN) SECURE Magazine

"As far as I can tell,Scott Berkun's book Making Things Happen is the only book that's been written that pretty much covers exactly what a program manager has to do, so start with that."
-- Joel Spolsky, Joel on Software

"The book is well written and produced. The advice he gives is intelligent and insightful. The emphasis is on practical, situational techniques to solve common problems. "
-- Simon Clark, IT Training

"Anyone participating in a project should consider this book a must have."
-- A. J. Marsh, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Choice Reviews Online



"Reading this book is like visiting with a respected mentor when "war stories" are shared, lessons learned are remembered, and advice is freely given."
--A.J. Marsh, University of Arkansas at Monticello, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries