Mr. Tompkins, a ReSOE “Released to Seek Opportunities Elsewhere” is the protagonist of the Tom Demarco book about Project Management, if you are looking for a new way to learn about PM this book is perfect, it is a novel! so from the beginning of the story, you are transport into the world of a Gant Charts, SCRUM, changes and management risks.
If your english is not really good, there can be some hard words, but in these days there is nothing that google translate can’t resolve.
Some of my favorite Quotes from the book:
“Let me answer that question with a question. What’s the hardest job in management?”
“People,” Tompkins replied automatically. He knew exactly where he stood on this subject. “Getting the right people for the right job. That’s what makes the difference between a good manager and a drone” (DeMarco, T., 1997).
Metascore 88/100 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗
More info in: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/123716.The_Deadline
DeMarco, T., (1997) The Deadline, Dorset House Publishing, New York: USA.