The Project Management Association of Canada administers the Canadian Project Management Book Awards. These annual awards are given out to Canadian books published in either English or French that primarily deal with one of the 46 competence elements in the Canadian Project Management National Competence Baseline.
2010 was the first year we presented these awards. The winners are listed below. Please read the 2011 Canadian PM Book Awards page to read the latest information on award categories, eligibility, how to apply, the judging process, and prizes for the 2011 book awards cycle.
by Russ Martinelli, Tim Rahschulte, and Jim Waddell
PM Contextual Competence Award
2010 Canadian Project Management Book of the Year
by Mark Kozak-Holland
"Agile Leadership and the Management of Change" provides the reader with a unique experience by exploring Winston Churchill's efforts in the Battle of Britain while at the same time putting these events in context with respect to agile leadership as well as project management competences. For years, it has been reinforced that mankind does not heed the lessons from history and is bound to constantly repeat the same mistakes. Mark Kozak-Holland, through his extensive research and his approach, enhances the reader's ability to read more than just the historical facts. From time to time, as project managers with all of the difficulties that confront us, we come to understand that we are leading the "project from hell." Clearly, after reading this book, we see that our projects are nothing compared with what Churchill faced -- the survival of the last bastion of freedom from fascism. Without Churchill's agile leadership directing both short and long-term objectives, Britain would not have been able to withstand the onslaught of overwhelming enemy forces. But it was not just Churchill's application of agile leadership that saved the day. Churchill had wisely chosen other key individuals who also applied the principles of agile leadership to achieve their objectives. Without his skills in agile leadership, Churchill would not have been able to change the evacuation of Dunkirk from a major defeat to a major victory. In essence, as you read this book, you will realize that Churchill had perfected agile leadership, enabling him and his team to lead Britain out of the dark days before and during the Battle of Britain. The structure of this book enhances the transfer of knowledge to the individual reader from beginning each chapter with a summary of what is being discussed to summarizing key lessons learned at the end. The reader can directly relate to key lessons while they are fresh in his/her mind. For those who enjoy reading history, this book provides unique insight.
Alex Jalalian, Director of Awards, presenting to author Mark Kozak-Holland at the 2010 PMAC AGM
The structure of this book enhances the transfer of knowledge to the individual reader from beginning each chapter with a summary of what is being discussed to summarizing key lessons learned at the end. The reader can directly relate to key lessons while they are fresh in his/her mind. For those who enjoy reading history, this book provides unique insight.
by Bill Richardson
I thought the ideas of making the effort to think things through and structure my thinking provide an interesting perspective. I especially liked the 5-step process for thinking on purpose. With the new perspective of framing my thinking, I experienced immediate benefits that allowed me to resolve a project issue. I enjoyed the case studies that helped to reinforce the content of the book. The book should be considered as a reference on structured thinking and will need to be referred to many times.
The author had a lot of good advice for everybody -- not only project managers. Using the "Thinking on Purpose" approach would prevent or mitigate many common project management problems.
by Michel Thiry
Capital Project Cost Control
by Morley Selver
Project cost control is a very important topic — even more important when the project budgets can often stretch into the hundreds of millions (even billions) of dollars and small mistakes can get magnified into huge problems. This DVD is a live recording of a webinar by Morley Selver, known as "The Project Doctor," who has over 30 years of real-world plant project engineering experience.
Selver has donated all author royalties from the sale of this DVD to the PMAC.
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