1 INTRODUCTION

WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR

If you are looking for a project management primer, keep looking; this is not the book for you. Project management, like any profession, has a body of necessary knowledge you have to absorb and put into practice. Many books can help you with the body of knowledge. This is not one of those books.

However, if you have read some project management books, attended some courses, and bear the scars of managing projects, read on. Now you have mastered the techniques that are necessary for success, you are ready to consider the conditions that are sufficient for success: having a clear setting for the work before starting; keeping the goal in mind, always, and ensuring others have the same goal in their minds; and, ...

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