Preface

Suppose you’re a rising star at work and the boss has given you your first assignment to head up a project. Depending on the nature of the project and what kind of work you do, you might have to engage in a variety of tasks that you haven’t tackled before, such as assembling a team to complete the project on time and on budget, mapping out a plan and monitoring your progress at key steps along the way, using appropriate planning tools such as project management software or wall charts, and keeping your team motivated and on target.

Perhaps you have managed projects before, but not recently. Or, you have been given a new kind of project with which you’re not familiar, and you want to ensure that you handle the job correctly. If so, you’ve ...

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