Develop effective project management skills...Then put them into practice!Offering streamlined coverage and an applied approach, Project Management in Practice, 2nd Edition focuses on those technical aspects of project management that are directly related to practice. The authors clearly explain how to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a project's life-cycle--from selecting and initiating projects, to scheduling and budgeting, to project monitoring and control, to termination.You will learn practical and effective approaches to managing project teams, costs, resources, uncertainty, and deliverables of any type of project. With this hands-on guide, you can develop real-world project management skills that you can rely on wherever your career takes you.This Second Edition features: Trial versions of Microsoft Project and Crystal Ball (risk analysis software) that are packaged with the book. New coverage of strategy, portfolio planning, and risk assessment. Expanded discussion of uncertainty, risk management, and organization for risk management. Expanded discussion of the organization of the project management office. Real-world vignettes and cases for each chapter, including additional end-of-chapter problems and caselettes. Icons that highlight references to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) material.Mantel, Samuel J. is the author of 'Core Concepts of Project Management', published 2004 under ISBN 9780471229650 and ISBN 0471229652.