Ninety seven percent of successful projects are led by an experienced project manager. But getting experience takes time. This book is a short cut: it summarizes over 250 years of experience from professional project managers. Presented in a highly accessible format, it contains a wealth of knowledge that can be applied in a short period of time. It contains theory and references along with international case studies. Readers will discover hints and tips on controlling budget, time, scope and people, to help make sure their projects are not some of the 84 per cent that "e;Computer Weekly"e; estimates fail each year. The book is aimed at both public and private sector project managers.