This book is designed to be a quick guidelines-oriented approach to the topic of project management. It contains the essential management practices required to produce successful project outcomes.
Guidelines for Achieving Project Management Success helps the non-technical reader who might have been originally put off by a more robust treatment of project management. It uses the 80/20 rule where 80% of the project management problem may originate from just 20% of the cause. The book includes easy to understand examples illustrating key topics and offers advice and references for further reading. The book also helps the reader on how to define what the target is with the project and how to execute it to get the desired results.
The primary audience is individuals who are seeking a readable description of the project management processes. The book is also useful for an academic program where project management is secondary to the primary topic.