PMI Silver Spring Chapter

Book Review Program Overview

Book Review Program Overview

PMI Silver Spring Chapter

 Book Review Program

Sponsored by PM World Inc. and the PM World Journal

The PMI Silver Spring Chapter offers its members the opportunity to publish a project management book review.  Here's how the program works.

  • The PMISSC Book Review Coordinator reaches out to book publishers and obtains copies of recently published project management books.
  • Available books are listed on the chapter's website for members to see and request by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • PMISSC chapter members receive a book in exchange for a commitment to read the book and prepare a review in a standard format.

Download the Word template to be used.

  • The book reviewer must prepare a book review within 45 days and send the review in MS word format to the editor for PM World Journal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The book review is formatted for publication and returned to the reviewer for final approval.
  • Approved book reviews are published in the PM World Journal at www.pmworldjournal.comScroll to the BOOK REVIEWS section for the reviews published in the current edition.
  • The member reports the hours spent reading the book and writing the review to PMI to get PDU credit (one PDU for each hour).


** Click HERE to view recent published reviews by PMISSC Chapter members. Click on the Book Title of published reviews to read the review.  Examples of earlier book reviews can be found at  Search "Book Review" from the MULTI-DIMENSIONAL FRAMEWORK to access the archives.


Click the Booklist graphic below to see the list of available books.

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Benefits to Reviewer

  • Free book to keep for your personal library after having submitted a review. The book must be returned if you cannot complete the review.
  • UP to 10 PDUs, based on one PDU per hour for reading the book and preparing the review – for information about claiming PDUs, click here.
  • Worldwide visibility in PM World Journal when the book review is published;
  • Additional visibility when the book review is archived in PM World Library at

Benefits to PMISSC Chapter

  • Service to chapter members by providing free project management books and a way to earn PDUs at no cost
  • Goodwill from chapter members who receive the free books and PDUs
  • Chapter visibility when the book reviews are published

Benefits to PM World

  • Good content for the monthly PM World Journal
  • Positive relations with authors and publishers of the books, who like the publicity when positive book reviews are published
  • Positive visibility within the PMI Chapters, and more readers for the PM World Journal

What is Expected of Reviewers

  • Prepare a book review in standard format using MS Word (template link provided above), along with reviewer’s background summary and photo (reviewer background and photo required for publication)
  • Timely submittal of book reviews – within 45 days of receipt of book
  • A serious, professional review – reviewer receives a free book and PDUs, so professional book review is expected – no one sentence paragraphs.  Honest but positive review – after all, it’s a free book!

Note: Book reviews are also provided to publishers and are often read by the authors of the books (authors sometimes contact book reviewers for clarification or to express appreciation.)  Book reviews are more than just publicity.  Good book reviews capture content, include reviewer’s comments and create new knowledge.

Please Note: If you take a book but are unable to complete the review, please return the book.  Members who keep a book without completing a review are guilty of an ethics violation. It is also stealing.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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