About five years ago I had the unique experience of being asked to be a contributing author in the first edition of the book entitled, “Project Management: On Track From Start To Finish.” Now my friend and author of the book, Joseph Phillips, has asked me again to contribute to the third edition of his new book, which is coming out soon.
My friend, Joe, has written or co-authored about a dozen technology books, the majority of which have focused on Project Management in business. I used Joe’s book, “Project Management Professional Study Guide,” to pass the PMP exam earlier this summer. Joe’s practical approach to practice management methodologies have made his series of books, lectures, seminars and online study guides a popular choice among those looking to understand Project Management, as well as pass the exam. You can contact Joe at www.projectseminars.com.
The writing assignment for me this time was to write about my practical experience surrounding the Closing Process in completing a project. For Project Managers, the Closing Process is the most satisfying because it signifies the completion of the project, parts of which may have gone on for months or years. I am always happy to see the end of another successful project!
Being a contributing author is rewarding, not financially, but personally. I don’t get paid for my effort, but it is gratifying to know that people can walk into any bookstore, or order online, a book that has my name and contributions in it. It also doesn’t hurt to mention my efforts in my resume.
If you get the chance to write a book, edit a book, or just participate in the compilation of a book, you should give it a try! You might just discover that you like writing. My exposure to publishing has sparked my interest in writing this blog!
Best of luck to you on your job hunting ventures. Post a comment or drop me a line if you have helped publish a book.
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