While I can honestly say I'm a superb project manager, I've never taken a single class or any form of formal instruction on project management. I learned by doing. I've managed the construction of skyscrapers and entire shopping centers from their initial architectural concepts through their build out and all the way up to the actual grand opening. I've produced feature length films as well (while simultaneously wearing the hats of casting agent, director, etc). IMO, Project Management is basically "people management" and is pretty much the same process regardless of industry. I found this book to be enjoyable as it gave specific terms to areas of management as well as defining the various roles played throughout a project's lifespan. While I didn't learn anything new, specifically, the book categorized many aspects of management that I'd never considered categorizing. I think, for a newbie in the field, this book would prove to be an excellent resource.