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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Defining Project Success

Great project managers are made, not born. They have learned to use methods that have been successful for other project managers and adapt them to their particular situations. Sometimes they were lucky and had an opportunity to watch a great project manager at work or even have one as a mentor. However, most of us are not that lucky. So we can either muddle through it by trial and error, or we can use tried-and-true techniques.
Remember that the information in this book presents the most successful techniques of hundreds of project managers, not just one! And because all projects share similar features and require a balance among time, resources, and results, similar formal project management techniques—the science ...

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