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The contents of the book under review are the copyright property of the author.
Published here September 2020

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This book is well written in a clear style. It is also well organized, covering an incredible amount of advice on specifics culled from the experiences of a large number of contributors. Yet it is assembled in a logical structure covering the organizational area from the project level to the CEO. The book also follows a clear path from beginning to end through six separate so-called "Gaps" in the typical organizational hierarchy that connects projects through to the top of the establishment they serve.

The standard takeaway sections and open-ended questions that close every chapter are designed to promote discussion and reveal actual practices good and bad. Therefore, this book is well suited for use in a class of mature students with significant relevant experience.

Indeed, this book is a must-read for executives, middle management, project managers and project teams. They should all find information relevant to their jobs and, at the same time, achieve a much clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities in the project execution stack. Filling Execution Gaps is not just reporting on potential research topics, but rather presents recommended problem-solving techniques that have been used successfully in many businesses.

In short, readers get the information they need to do their jobs.[23]

R. Max Wideman
Fellow, PMI

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23. Culled from observations on page p vii
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