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Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days

When a manager is pressed to find a project manager for an important client, he looks to Rhett Sero, our to-be hero. He introduces Rhett to Heda Heldenmacher, a noted project management consultant. Heda introduces Rhett to the PROJECT methodology and spends seven days with him to prepare.

Designed to increase success, this book is for accidental and new project managers, beginning project management learners, and those exploring project management careers or looking for a refresher. Told in the form of a business fable, concepts are put in everyday terms and stories make it more memorable.

Everything you need to get started in an easy-to-read book. Each chapter includes a project management tip, reading selections from the PMBOK® Guide, and additional learning resources. A set of more than a dozen ready-to-use templates is available online.

Paperback ASIN: 171879293X
Kindle ASIN: B07F714CMN


Risk Assessment Framework:
Successfully Navigating Uncertainty

All initiatives start with uncertainty, creating consequences ranging from unfulfilled plans to total organizational failure. Yet ongoing research has shown risk management to be a frequently neglected area of planning.

A framework is a simple, basic conceptual structure of a process, modifiable to fit the needs and circumstances of initiatives, whether they be projects, programs, operations, or even a collection of activities. Strong frameworks allow an organization to change and weather changes quickly. A good framework is usable by a small initiative, but is also usable across the organization and organizations.

Risk Assessment Framework provides a complete framework and a recommended means of implementation to establish a complete, reusable, and sustainable risk management methodology for any initiative. Tools, templates, forms, and guidance provide support for the implementation of the framework.

UPDATE March 2020: Ray named as #8 of Top 50 Global Thought Leaders on Risk Management by Thinkers360.

Paperback ASIN:0989377075
Kindle ASIN: B07ZML9GW5


PM Framework Micro Guide - Sixth Edition

A brief introduction or review of project management, based on the knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition. Great for CAPM® and PMP® Exam review.  Booklet as a secure PDF for download.


Weekly PM Tips

PPC Group, LLC publishes weekly "PM Tips", aimed at adding to the knowledge of aspiring, new, and accidental project managers.  With a wide variety of topics, these popular tips are read thousands of times each week.  You can find them on our blog, LinkedIn, and our business Facebook pages, and


Contributions to Other Books

Ray has contributed portions of two other international bestselling books:

Say Yes to Project Success

by Sripriya Narayanasamy and Karthik Ramamurthy

Do you need help in the form of proven practical tips and techniques to help you confidently deliver project success?  This book will certainly help you. As one of the 108 experts from 119 countries, Ray contributed an expert risk tip.

Paperback ASIN: 1947949039
Kindle ASIN: B076B88H2V

Transform Your Project Leadership

by Naomi Caietti

An exceptional book that will give you the confidence to lead successful projects. A must-read for those who wish to learn key leadership behaviors and competencies, step into a leadership role to manage projects, programs, and portfolios and develop career goals by working with key advisors to begin your leadership journey.  Ray contributed a chapter on conflict resolution.

Paperback ASIN: 0960056505
Kindle ASIN: B07L45NKYT