The further you get in your career as an engineer, the more important project management skills become.

Written by the software industry veteran Scott Berkun, Making Things Happen offers philosophies and strategies for successfully delivering software projects.

The book is made up of a collection of essays. Each essay focusses on a specific aspect of project delivery. The tone is easy and approachable, and the author often includes anecdotes from his own work experience. In addition, the book includes exercises that help you put the offered advice into practice.

The book distills years off in the trenches experience from someone who worked Microsoft’s biggest projects. Its lessons will serve you well for any project that you are and will ever be working on.

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