Introduction

This book was written with those of you in mind who are exploring the project management field or perhaps have been assigned to your first project.

Project management encompasses almost all aspects of our lives, not just our working lives. If you think about it, many things you do—from organizing a dinner party to planning a child’s birthday celebration to bringing a new product to market—are projects. The principles you’ll learn in this book will help you with all the project work you’ll find yourself involved with.

Project management crosses all industries. My own personal searches on some of the popular job-hunting websites have shown that organizations are understanding the importance of employing skilled project managers. ...

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