In This Chapter
• Learn what comprises a “successful” project
• Understand the common characteristics of “troubled” projects
• Review the common characteristics of successful projects
• Find out which tools are indispensable to most project managers
In this chapter, we want to continue the accelerated learning approach we started in the previous chapter. Anytime you are learning a new skill set, especially one that is as broad as project management, one of the most effective ways to reduce your learning curve and focus your mental energies is to understand what “successful” people do in the field, and, equally important, understand what not to do.
With this philosophy in mind, we will take a ...