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On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Introduction

If your boss recently breezed past your cubicle and asked you to manage a project, you can blame Tom Peters. Project management has been around for centuries. (After all, how do you think the Pyramids were built?) But Tom Peters’s gonzo ravings about the benefits of project management have made many companies sit up and take notice. Starting with his 1999 Fast Company article, "The Wow Project," and a steady stream of articles about projects he’s written since then, organizations have come to recognize that a lot of the work they do is project-oriented. And when they realize that good project management can save both time and money, that’s about the time that people like you receive the call to be a project manager.

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