Preface to the second edition

The first edition of this book was published in 2006, having been written in 2005. As I finish this second edition it is 2016. The first edition of the book continued to be popular across a decade, yet it was getting a little long in the tooth. Nowadays, a decade is a long life for a single edition of a professional book. I was lucky to have chosen to write a book that described the fundamentals of project management, which remain relatively timeless. The types of projects may have changed, but the best ways to get things done endures.

So why the update? After 10 years, the concepts and language of business, organisations and society have moved on. Reading a book written 10 years ago makes you realise quite how ...

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