According to the Standish Group's CHAOS study, the chances of successfully completing an IT project are a low 30%. Not much has changed in this regard in the past 20 years although for decades attempts have been made in vain to transfer successful manufacturing processes from industry to the world of software development.
Since a project is inherently individual - every project is unique - there is no project management method that fits all projects and solves all problems. Therefore, it is important to really understand the project management techniques and methods used.
Furthermore, software is to a large extent peopleware - people and their interaction have a significant influence on the success of a project. As a project manager, this factor must also be consciously influenced.
In this book we have tried to highlight and explain the essence of project management. It is therefore a matter of finding out why something should be done, or in other words, getting, not copying.
We are convinced that this book offers helpful, compact and entertaining tips with some eye-opening effects around project management.