Project Management Tools and Techniques



Book Title: Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success
Author: Christine B. Tayntor
Publisher: CRC Press / Routledge
List Price: $63.96
Format: softcover, 290 pages
Publication Date: May 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4398-160-1
Reviewer: Victor Tabi, PMP
Review Date: July 2023



“Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success” by Christine B. Tayntor is an exceptional guide for both aspiring and seasoned project managers seeking to enhance their skills and achieve successful outcomes. This comprehensive book delves deep into the fundamental principles, strategies, and practical tools required to effectively manage projects of any scale.

Overview of Book’s Structure

Tayntor’s writing style is clear, concise, and accessible, making complex project management concepts easy to understand and implement. She takes a systematic approach, presenting a step-by-step framework that covers the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to closure. This structure allows readers to grasp the interconnectedness of various project management processes and gain a holistic perspective.

One of the book’s strengths is its emphasis on practicality. Tayntor goes beyond theory and provides a wealth of tangible tools and techniques that can be applied directly in real-world project scenarios. From work breakdown structures and Gantt charts to risk assessment matrices and communication plans, the author equips readers with an extensive toolkit to plan, execute, monitor, and control projects effectively.

Moreover, the author acknowledges the importance of collaboration and stakeholder management throughout the project management process. She highlights the significance of effective communication, conflict resolution, and relationship building to ensure project success. These insights reinforce the book’s applicability to a wide range of project environments, including both traditional and agile methodologies.


While “Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success” covers a vast array of project management topics, it manages to maintain a cohesive and logical flow. Tayntor’s organization and structure ensure that readers can navigate through the book easily, finding relevant information precisely when needed.


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How to cite this work: Tabi, V. (2023). Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/pmwj133-Sep2023-Tabi-Project-Management-Tools-and-Techniques-for-Success-book-review.pdf

About the Reviewer

Victor Tabi

Dallas, Texas, USA


Victor Tabi, PMP is a results-driven and highly organized Project Manager with six years of progressive experience, delivering successful projects within scope, budget, and schedule. Manager residing in Dallas, TX and a PMI member with the Dallas, TX chapter. He excels in managing cross-functional teams, driving project growth, and exceeding client expectations. Fluent in both English and French, Victor possesses excellent communication skills. He is committed to continuous learning and holds certifications in Agile methodologies, making him an effective leader in Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum environments. With a diverse skill set, including project management, risk analysis, and technical expertise, Victor has a proven track record of driving organizational efficiency and achieving project goals (Tabi, 2023).

Victor’s education includes a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Law from the University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon. Additionally, he holds certifications in Professional Scrum Master I (PSM 1) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Proficient in various software tools, Victor’s adaptability and attention to detail contribute to his success in complex projects in the IT, telecom, and sales domains (Tabi, 2023). Victor can be contacted at victor.tabi@yahoo.com

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