Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know by Vibrant Publishers

Thank you to Vibrant Publishers for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Trigger Warning: This novel and review discuss the following: project development, business, finance.

Goodreads Rating: 4 Stars


As some of you may have heard, I am currently in the process of changing my website to a self-hosted format. I’ll give you all the details soon, but I swear, Project Management Essentials couldn’t have to come to me at a more perfect time.


This handy reference guide is from Vibrant Publishers’ Self-Learning Management Series and is only 166 pages, but packed with must have information in regards to managing a project. As it is, “project” is defined as:

“a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.”

Where many things are described as a project, the real defining trait is that a true project has a start and end timeline, as well as a unique outcome. Unless it has these two things, the correct term to use is operations, which involves a routine or repetitive nature. Being that my day job is in the Operations department, you’d think I’d know that information already, but I didn’t! Additionally, I now understand I should stop calling everything a project.

Now, the book goes on to explain how a project can be broken down. There is management involved in creating the project, projecting the budget, assembling a team, and monitoring the outcome of the final product. Each section is broken down into easily digestible paragraphs of information, with accessible language for ease of understanding. While the information is streamlined, there is still plenty to digest. Therefore, the publishers have also included a summary at the end of each chapter, as well as comprehension exercises to help make sure the reader understands what they have read. I really thought this was a great addition to the guide and helpful to the reader.

While the content of the book isn’t that sexy of a topic, project management is easy to apply to many personal and professional situations. As a book blogger, I took some of this information and applied it to my current situation of transferring my blog site, and this actually helped visualize the steps I have and still need to take to complete the process. I certainly plan to continue utilizing what I have learned from Project Management Essentials, as well as share the final results and steps with you all!

Published: September 5, 2019

Publisher: Vibrant Publishers

TL/DR: Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know by Vibrant Publishers is a nonfiction reference self-learning guide on project management.

Read it? Yes, it’s great information if you need guidance on project management and business strategies.

Recommend it? Yes!

Buy it? Yes. Reference guides are great to have a physical copy of because it allows you to highlight and flag key points and refer back to them as needed.

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