The 5th edition of The Project Workout is now available

I am delighted to tell you the 5th edition of The Project Workout has been published by Routledge.

The world of project management has moved on a lot since the 1st edition was published by Pearson in 1997, not least a growing consensus on what a ‘programme’ and a ‘portfolio is. I have therefore updated the terminology to reflect this. I also found that the book was getting rather large and so decided to split it into two volumes, aimed at two different, but related, readers:

  • The Project Workout, aimed at project sponsors, managers and their teams.
  • The Programme and Portfolio Workout, aimed at business leaders and, programme and portfolio directors and managers.

The revised edition of The Project Workout maintains its ‘business-led’ approach and contains a wealth of new material on governance, monitoring and control, resource and information management and working with standards, such as ISO 21500, BS6079, PRINCE2®, APM Body of Knowledge and PMBOK® Guide.

Its companion, The Programme and Portfolio Workout, is due out in 2019. It draws on the same principles and approaches as The Project Workout, but looks at them from the viewpoint of senior executives who have either a programme to manage or an organization with many programmes, projects and other work going on, all competing for scarce resources and funding.

Together these books will give you what you need to ensure all your projects succeed.

As they say, available in paperback, hardback and eBook from the publisher, Routledge, as well as Amazon, Blackwell’s, Waterstones and all good book shops!


About Robert Buttrick
Robert Buttrick is the author of the Project Workout. He has been providing advice and guidance since the publication of the first edition of his best-selling “flagship” book, the Project Workout in 1997 and now its 4th edition. The principles laid out in the publications, take a holistic view, ensuring that culture, systems, processes and accountabilities are mutually compatible. The book has been translated into French, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Romanian . . . but not yet into Latin! Robert received a Distinguished Service Certificate from BSI for services to national and international project management standards; he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Engineer and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management. He currently works as a consultant and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick.

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