Overview of my year 2015 book reviews

Dia1During 2015 I reviewed more than 30 books related to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management and PMO.


  1. Nexus Guide; scaled agile development by Ken Schwaber
  2. Agile: Geschikt/Ongeschikt by KWD Resultaatmanagement (in Dutch)
  3. Beyond legacy code: nine practices to extend the life (and value) of your software by David Scott Bernstein
  4. The lean startup, how constant innovation creates radically successful businesses by Eric Ries
  5. PRINCE2 Agile by Keith Richards
  6. Kanban, successful evolutionary change for your technology business by David Anderson
  7. Scrum, The art of doing twice the work in half the time by Jeff Sutherland

Project Governance

  1. Project Sponsorship: achieving management commitment for project success by Randall Englund and Alfonso Bucero
  2. Successful Project Sponsorship by Michiel van der Molen


  1. Modeling, evaluating and predicting IT human resources performance by Konstantina Richter and Renier Dumke
  2. The little book of Work Resolutions by NineFeetTall
  3. IPMA individual Competence Baseline (ICB4)
  4. Echt contact is het fundament van communicatie by Ankie Swakhoven (in Dutch)
  5. The abilene paradox and other meditations on management by Jerry B. Harvey
  6. De projectverleider by Leon Hilkema and Ankie Swakhoven (in Dutch)
  7. Strategic Project Management SPOMP by Leon Hielkema


  1. The little book of PMO by NineFeetTall
  2. Het regiebureau, kernprincipes voor het sturen op resultaat by Leon-Paul de Rouw en Chris Verhoef (in Dutch)
  3. The PMO as a pop-up shop by Mertine Middelkoop

Project Management

  1. High Reliability Projectmanagement: hoe cultuur het regelt by Bernard Sluis (in Dutch)
  2. Masterclass Project Recovery by Peter Storm and Martijn Jong (In Dutch)
  3. The little book of Project Management by NineFeetTall
  4. The little book of Project Methodologies by NineFeetTall
  5. Project Planning and Project Success, the 25% solution by Pedro Serrador
  6. Wegwijzer voor het evalueren van IT-projecten by Wouter Bronsgeest e.a. (in Dutch)
  7. De kleine prinses en de chaos in het project

Programme Management

  1. Transforming business with program management by Satish Subramanian
  2. The little book of Change Management by NineFeetTall

Portfolio Management

  1. The little book of portfolio management by NineFeetTall
  2. CIO’s guide to breakthrough project portfolio performance

Business Analysis

  1. The little book of Business analysis by NineFeetTall



3 responses to “Overview of my year 2015 book reviews

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  2. And which of those 30 was your favourite Henny?

  3. my top 3 favorites:
    The Abilene paradox
    Successful project sponsorship
    The lean start-up

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