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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition by Albert Lester

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Preface

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

—Euclid

The longest distance between two points is a shortcut.

—Lester

Project management, like every other aspect of life, is constantly changing and developing, so that for a textbook to remain relevant, it inevitably has to be updated periodically to reflect these changes. In the case of project management training, these changes are mainly ones of emphasis on particular topics as perceived by setters of examination papers or compilers of national or international standards. The soft topics now feature more widely in examination questions and although these are not unique to project management they are, of course, part and parcel of good general management. Whether industry ...

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