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PMI Silver Spring Chapter


Book Review Program

Sponsored by PM World Inc. and the PM World Journal

The PMI Silver Spring Chapter’s project management book review program was launched in October 2017.  Here is how it works.

  • PM World is notified by authors and publishers of new project management books available;
  • Books for review will be delivered to the PMI Silver Spring Chapter book review coordinator;
  • The books will be offered to PMI chapter members in exchange for a commitment to read the book and prepare a review in a standard format (Click one of the links to download a template in Word or PDF format)
  • Reviewer must prepare a book review within 45 days, emailing the review in MS word format to 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.net.

Examples of book reviews can be found at https://pmworldlibrary.net/book-reviews/


Benefits to Reviewer:

  • Free book to keep for your personal library
  • UP to 10 PDUs, based on one PDU per hour for reading book and preparing review – for information about claiming PDUs, click here.
  • Visibility in PM World Journal when book review is published;
  • More visibility when profile and review are archived in PM World Library at www.pmworldlibrary.net.

Benefits to PMI Chapter

  • Service to chapter members, including free 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 Chapter, and more readers for the PM World Journal

Expectations of Reviewers:

  • Book review in standard MS Word format (template provided), along with reviewer’s background summary and photo (reviewer background and photo required for publication and to claim PDUs)
  • Timely submittal of book reviews – within 45 days of receipt of book
  • 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.

Caution: If you take a book but are unable to complete the review, please return the book.  Those who keep a book without completing a review may be guilty of an ethics violation.

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


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