项目经理应该知道的97件事》,97篇短文,基本上两类:

  1. 一类是洗脑,告诉你应该如何看待项目管理中的一些事情。什么是重要的,什么应该被重视。
  2. 一类是工具,就一些具体问题,提供行之有效的操作备忘录指导。

整体可打4星。适合作为手册,遇到问题时查阅。97 things 系列图书一贯两份目录,一是正常按篇目顺序,一是按技巧分类。

优点:

  • 短小:每篇都在两页篇幅内完成,一目十行的朋友分分钟可看完。
  • 多人参与:53位撰稿人97篇文章,每人分享了自己的观点和经验,覆盖了项目管理的方方面面。

缺点:

  • 短小:很多话题浅尝辄止,点到的那一下似乎又没点到点子上,或者说刚挠到地方,但还没止痒。
  • 多人参与:文章质量高低不齐,有人善于表达,有理有据说得清楚,有人可能差点儿劲。

这本书每一篇英文原版都已经基于Creative Commons, Attribution 3在网上公开,地址是:http://pm.97things.oreilly.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page。使用时必须指出文章的出处和作者。

补充1:veldts问“97”的来历,搜到Mirko Stocker在InfoQ上这样说

It's a strong prime :-)

Which is, of course, true, but neither particularly useful nor the actual reason. It's 97 because that is conveniently close to 100 without actually being 100 or trying too obviously not to be (e.g., 99 and 101). It's around 100 because that allows for a diverse range of short items, each occupying two pages in printed form, and amounts to a reasonably sized book. The specific number 97 was chosen by Richard Monson-Haefel, editor of 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, the first book in the series – by definition, all other books in the 97 Things series are somewhat bound to follow the mould!

Significantly fewer items and either the items would be longer, less diverse and more like ordinary articles, which would discourage people from contributing, or the resulting book would be more like a pamphlet. Significantly more items and the items would either have to be shorter, making them little more than abstracts, or the resulting book would be too long for what it's trying to do.