Definitive Guide to
Project Management
The Fast Track to Getting the Job
Done On Time & On Budget

By Sebastian Nokes, et al.
Financial Times / Pearson Education
December 2003
ISBN: 0-273-66397-6
244 Pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$19.95 paper original

Knowing that you're managing a project that is going well is a good feeling. That moment when you know that it's going to happen on time, that it's avoided the pitfalls and delays that could have derailed it, and that people and resources have come together surely and smoothly, is a moment to savor. Fortunately, it's a very achievable moment if you have mastered the tools and techniques of great project management.

Developed from the day to day experiences of real project managers facing real organisational and logistical challenges, this book is designed to put you on a fast-track to managing projects of every shape and size with speed and accuracy. This will be a powerful skill to possess in a business world where work is increasingly organised around projects.

This guide will show you, step by step, how to deliver the right projects in the right way at the right time, while keeping your life in balance. Using the principles critical chain management, the authors help you master the essentials of good project management and then explore the situations where good projects and good business meet.

How to manage risks and politics; how to demonstrate the value added by a project; how to communicate upwards and downwards in project teams; how to energise projects; how to turn failing projects around; and how to spot likely problem projects. It is practical, to the point, and can be used immediately. An essential companion if you want projects to be a source of inspiration not perspiration.

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