Practically Project Management



Book Title:   Practically Project Management: A Resource for Everyday Project Managers
Author:  Jon Hanley
Publisher:  Practically Project Management
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 137 pages
Publication Date:  July 2023
ISBN: 9798851819629
Reviewer:  Pedro Justiniano
Review Date: January 2024



“Practically Project Management” by Jon Hanley stands out as a concise yet comprehensive guide tailored for both current and aspiring Project Managers. This short yet informative book seamlessly covers a spectrum of essential topics, ranging from tools and methodologies to strategic insights and career advice. The practicality in this book serves as an invaluable resource for first-time project managers who can readily apply the insights gained from its pages the very next day. Jon Hanley’s approach is not just theoretical; it is grounded in real-world experiences. Each chapter is enriched with the author’s personal anecdotes, offering readers tangible examples of various project management situations and practical guidance on navigating them. In essence, “Practically Project Management” is a must-read for those seeking actionable wisdom in the dynamic field of project management.

Overview of Book’s Structure

Jon Hanley boasts a thoughtfully crafted structure that maximizes its impact within its 128 pages. With an easy-to-read font and succinct, straightforward chapters, the book ensures that readers can effortlessly grasp the essence of each topic under discussion. This brevity, however, doesn’t compromise depth; rather, it provides a concentrated dose of valuable insights.

Another aspect to note is its inclusivity in language. Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the field of project management or a novice exploring its intricacies, Jon Hanley’s language is accessible to all. There’s a deliberate absence of project management jargon, making the content approachable and engaging for a broader audience. This inclusiveness extends to the careful use of images throughout the book. Unlike many texts that drown readers in visual aids, “Practically Project Management” strikes a perfect balance. The selected images are not only relevant but also serve as powerful tools to convey the author’s intended messages, enhancing the overall reading experience. The book’s structure is a testament to its thoughtful design, ensuring that each page leaves a lasting impact on the reader.


“Practically Project Management” shines brightly with its focus on essential tools for effective project management, making it a refreshing departure from the sometimes overwhelming processes and documentation encountered in formal books like the PMPBOK. For those who have navigated the intricacies of project management in real-world scenarios, the first chapter is a gem, offering a concise and insightful summary of indispensable tools. What makes this book truly exceptional is the author’s dedication to ensuring accessibility for all readers, regardless of their familiarity with project management jargon or processes. Each tool is meticulously explained in a manner that caters to both seasoned professionals and those new to the field.


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How to cite this work: Justiniano, P. (2024). Practically Project Management: A Resource for Everyday Project Managers, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue II, February. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/pmwj138-Feb2024-Justiniano-practically-project-management-book-review-2.pdf

About the Reviewer

Pedro Justiniano

North Texas, USA
and Puerto Rico

Pedro Justiniano is a dynamic and accomplished professional, holding a PMP certification and equipped with a professional Master of Science degree in Biotechnology. With a commendable three-year tenure as a Project Manager in Research and Development (R&D), Pedro’s professional journey has traversed diverse industries, including impactful roles at renowned companies such as Intrexon, Distributed Bio, Charles River Laboratories, and DMC Biotechnologies.

Email address, if desired petejust94@gmail.com

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