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Management & Leadership
  • Author:
    Mark Kozak-Holland
  • ISBN:
    1895186803
  • ISBN13:
    978-1895186802
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  • Publisher:
    Multi-Media Publications Inc.; 1st edition (July 1, 2007)
  • Pages:
    276 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Management & Leadership
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I found Mark's most recent book to be quite excellent. History does teach us time proven techniques in managing a complex project

I found Mark's most recent book to be quite excellent. His ability to apply project management theory and methodologies to historical events is quite unique - and informative. The Great Escape by Mark has minutely identified the complex psyche of POWs in the camp and their struggle while attempting the impossible escape.

Project Lessons from The Great Escape (Stalag Luft III) (Lessons from History) by Mark Kozak-Holland . Any failed project can feel as catastrophic as the sinking of the Titanic, and we can all learn from the lessons of failed projects.

Any failed project can feel as catastrophic as the sinking of the Titanic, and we can all learn from the lessons of failed projects. Titanic Lessons for IT Projects" brings both these premises together by taking a look at the lifespan of the building and sailing of the Titanic "project" and comparing the lessons learned to that of the IT Project life cycle. Titanic Lessons for IT Projects" analyzes all facets of the building, marketing, and sailing of the Titanic.

Start by marking Project Lessons from the Great Escape (Stalag Luft III) as Want to Read . This book analyzes their efforts using modern project management methods and the nine knowledge areas of the "Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK).

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While you might think your project plan is perfect, would you bet your life on it? In World War II, a group of 220 captured airmen did just that -- they staked the lives of everyone in the camp on the success of a proejct to secretly build a series of tunnels out of a prison camp their captors thought was escape proof. The prisoners formally structured their work as a project, using the proejct organization techniques of the day. This book analyzes their efforts using modern project management methods and the nine knowledge areas of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide). Learn from the successes and mistakes of a project where people really put their lives on the line. A portion of the sale of each copy of this book goes to The Great Escape Memorial Project.

Sironynyr
I bought this for my son. It was used in a college course. I cannot speak to how good the book is, but the order arrived in a timely manner and he was able to satisfy his course requirements.
Shadowbourne
Excellent book, I almost read it cover to cover after viewing the original movie. The actual story portrays the harsh realities the POWs faced in real life as opposed to the heroics of Steve McQueen in the movie.

Having studied Project Management in several courses this book is the most interesting application of project management I have read. Thanks for an interesting read.

Colin Konrad
SARAND
Project management is a discipline that has much written about it, both conceptual and practical, enough to fill any interested individual's library. This book, by the well-known leader of the Lessons from History series, gives new depth to the implementation of project management in a controlled, dangerous environment. Also, it is a great lesson from history, showing that even under extreme duress, people can work together to achieve commonly shared goals.

As another reviewer mentioned, the participants in the stalag escape project were all military men and officers imprisoned by the Germans, so their situation is very different from business and their need to adhere to rules and regulations was much greater than we who work on a project for an organization. However, many of the techniques employed and many of the lessons learned in the Great Escape can be used in some form by project managers and participants regardless of the situation, and others can be adapted to an extent.

Finally, this book, like all of Mark Kozak-Holland's books, is well-written and enjoyable to read. I think any student of WWII history would find this interesting, as will any practioner of project management.
GawelleN
I had a great time talking with Mark via Skype last week. He is such a passionate and knowledgeable about "Project Management". WOW, he spent almost a year in gathering information about the Great Escape which is same as time spent on the project itself by Roger Bushel .The book "Project Lessons from The Great Escape" is a wonderful book and is must read for every management student and for people who want to learn more about the project management. The language is simple and easy to understand and the book is designed like the PMBOK with all the knowledge areas and processes in each phase of the project. We all love stories, don't we? Mark did just that in this book. He explained the Project management concept in the form a story which happened during World War II.

Thank you Mark for this wonderful book.
Gela
Recently had a conference call with Mark and it was really an exceptional experience to hear his actual thought process and motivation behind writing such a book. One thing which amazed me was Mark's eye for details. History does teach us time proven techniques in managing a complex project. The Great Escape by Mark has minutely identified the complex psyche of POWs in the camp and their struggle while attempting the impossible escape. Was taken aback by Mark's analysis of what happened in Stalag Luft III which can definitely be related in today's competitive business environment; the illustration of the nine knowledge areas remained hidden and existed in whole throughout the story which can be implemented in modern project management environment. I highly recommend this book and others from Mark's "Lessons From History" series.
Winenama
Project Lessons from The Great Escape is a fascinating read! Mark's use of a familiar story (thanks to The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen and Sir Richard Attenborough, MGM, 1963) is an excellent way to illustrate the nine knowledge areas of the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). As a former F-15E Weapons System Officer (WSO) with combat during DESERT STORM and past President of the PMI Central Virginia Chapter (PMI CVC) I was captivated by Mark's analysis. While true that what happened in Stalag Luft III can't be too tightly tied to today's business environment; the illustration of the importance and cohesiveness of the nine knowledge areas remains. The story is a great means by which to illustrate modern project management methods and provide a springboard for conversation to leverage the lessons of the past and apply them to today. I highly recommend this book and others from Mark's "Lessons From History" series.
Zut
An entertaining and informative book that connects the Great Escape to the PMBoK (project management book of knowledge) knowledge areas in a way that teaches you without sounding like a classroom textbook. Our department's group of PMPs will be using this book as reference during our weekly lunch and learn sessions to discuss how we can better plan our contingencies. The book has taught me that almost any obstacle can be overcome with some basic brainstorming and resourcefulness. I would highly recommend this book.
Are you looking for book to help show other how to identify and use project management principles? Seeking examples of project management principles or categorizations? You have found it. I teach at the Graduate School level and we used the book, its story, ideas and examples to understand project management. My students read the book, praised its content and examples. We liked how the author made it project management practical. He showed us how to recognize issues and use it today.