How to select the right Project Manager

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124pp Illustrated

ISBN-13: 978-0-9554132-3-0

How to Select The Right Project Manager is a practical publication which guides the reader through the options, processes, ancillary byways and tangential issues of PM selection.

The author’s experience as a judge, organiser, observer and contestant emerges on every page.

Target readers will include:

  • client customers and their advisors seeking to appoint project managers,
  • prospective employers of project managers as staff,
  • project managers themselves as individuals and organisations.

Within the texts and Appendices there are comprehensive checklists, worked examples and references.

The historical black and white photographs with captions provide valid pointers.

In a forest of management publications this accessible volume is unique in its title, depth and usefulness.

There is also a related range of dashdot talks and presentations covering selection options, processes, criteria, appointments and duties related to project managers.

Management in Practice

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80pp Illustrated


There has been a proliferation of serious and popularist books on all aspects of management and project management.

This book is different in form and content. It addresses the needs, interests and availability of management practitioners and provides assistance for those aspiring to be more knowledgeable and confident in their management role.

Who might we identify as the good practitioners of ‘Management in Practice’ – the teacher? the scientist? the ringmaster? the sports official? those with experience? – these and others provide sixteen stimulating sources within this volume.

The examples of Management in Practice have been grouped into:

  • Organisation Management x 4
  • Helpful Management x 4
  • Essential Management x 4
  • Creative Management x 4

Each has its own inspiring illustration and sets of observational notes. There are also testing questions, tickable lists and revision exercises for each group.


Leadership in Action

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Leadership in Action

76pp Illustrated


  • The MAG Factor – Management, Administration and Guidance
  • Clients and Managers Working Together
  • Communications – the Right Stuff
  • Twenty Questions for the Client and the Manager of the Project

These four booklets are brought together in one volume and are part of an occasional series related to pragmatic “Leadership in Action” topics by dashdot and Buro Four for substantial, multifaceted projects frequently with construction elements. There are examples, case studies, checklists and pages for notes.