There have been many references put out covering Project Management in a variety of levels of detail. A 10-Minute Guide to Project Management (182-page paperback, and the Kindle version is free from Amazon) has been around for about 20 years, but it still carries a strong message – “Plan and manage your projects!”

In a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” While many projects do not require the rigor of the 762-page Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), all projects benefit from planning.

Don’t be fooled by the title; you won’t learn everything about project management in 10 minutes. But the 10-Minute Guide breaks it down into manageable pieces that can be scaled to fit your need, each topic being addressed in a 10-minute chapter. As you work your way through project planning and execution, refer back to relevant topics, as needed. Following a guide such as this will help you to maintain the budget, schedule, and quality of your work and your work products.


This Book of the Quarter was written by Stephen King, P.E., PMP, the Chief Operations Officer for Evolution Management, Inc. (EMI). You can purchase the 10-Minute Guide here: You can find the PMI’s extensive book here: To learn more about Stephen, check out our team page:

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