September 26, 2007 14:15 ET

PSVillage Launches Soft-Cover Version of Popular Reference Book for Professional Services Organizations

"Tips from the Trenches" Captures Industry Attention With Honest, Insightful Advice for Creating a First-Class Professional Services Organization

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - PSVillage announced today that its popular e-book, "Tips from the Trenches," is now available in soft cover. The book offers rare insight into what works and what doesn't for technology professional services organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.

Featuring the collective wisdom of some of the world's most experienced technology professional services executives, the book contains 165 hands-on, immediately applicable "tips" for marketing, selling and delivering professional services.

"Tips from the Trenches: The Collective Wisdom of Over 100 Professional Services Leaders" is available for $29.95 from the PSVillage website and from Amazon. "This book has taken on a life all its own," said PSVillage founder and President, Terry Jansen. "What began as a community project to collect and share lessons learned has turned into the definitive 'how-to' book for managing a professional services organization. We are once again responding to the requests of our community by providing a soft-cover version." PSVillage is the largest on-line community serving professional services and consulting services leaders.

"The popularity of 'Tips' demonstrates the maturing of the professional services industry," said Edward Marshall, vice president, OpenAir, a professional services automation company and co-sponsor of the book. "Companies are waking up to the fact that professional services can be a very profitable contributor to the bottom line. In response, executives are actively engaged in learning how to more effectively manage these services."

"Tips from the Trenches" is co-sponsored by OpenAir, QuickArrow, and InfoMentis, Inc. Thirty percent of the book proceeds will be donated to Schools for Humanity, a non-profit founded by PSVillage members to build schools for under-privileged children in developing countries. The e-book version will continue to be available as a free download from the PSVillage website.

About PSVillage

PSVillage is an on-line community of nearly 1,000 technology professional services leaders representing over 450 companies. The only networking forum of its kind, PSVillage was founded in 2004 to provide a collaborative forum for professional services leaders to share research, best practices, resources and more. The site hosts a moderated discussion forum, an on-line magazine, a professional services compensation survey, job board, benchmarks, Professional Services Automation reviews, a spotlight of members and a variety of free or low-cost services including webinars, white papers, workshops, research and networking events. To learn more, go to

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