3rd Edition

From RW Press, LLC.

New Low-Cost Selections Now Available

The Agile ChaptersThe Templates
The Agile ChaptersThe Templates
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This is a special edition of that contains only the Agile chapters.
The content is identical to the third edition.
The Agile Framework

Why Agile, Estimation, Costs, The PM’s Role
Agile Sprints
Planning, Backlog, Retrospectives, Velocity
We describe the development of the Student Academic Mobile Planning App (SAMPL),
which is accomplished as an agile development using sprints.
This is a special edition that contains the introductory
chapters on Projects & Project Management and
the Templates.
The content is identical to the third edition.
The New Kitchen
The Picnic Case

Initiating Templates
Planning Templates
Executing Templates
Monitoring & Controlling Templates
Closing Templates


Master the art and science of project management from authors experienced in practice, teaching, and research.

  • Projects and their Environment
  • The Project Manager
  • Programs, Portfolios, and Project Selection
  • The PMs essential Technical, Behavioral, Business and Strategic Skills.
  • A new section on Agile Project Management
  • Includes the case of a mobile app following the scrum framework.
  • Includes several worked projects
  • A visual tutorial for Microsoft Project®.

The third edition is updated to be consistent with the PMBOK 6th Edition.

You will learn:

  • The foundations of Project Management, explained with dozens of examples.
  • What works and what doesn’t.
  • The processes and knowledge areas in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (The “PMBOK”), with critical analyses.
  • How the latest research applies to your project.
  • Advanced Project Management concepts to monitor and control projects.

The Story of the Cover

The cover was designed by Nye Warburton, whose work can be found at nyewarburton.com.

The cover images are by Sir John Tenniel who created the black and white illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and colored illustrations for Nursery Alice (1890).

We always liked the white rabbit as a logo for project management:

“When suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by. There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself,

Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!

Every project manager knows that feeling.

When we were designing the cover for the third edition, we wanted to continue using the Tenniel images and the Queen of Hearts seemed like a natural. These days, the Queen of Hearts feels all too real.

The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, screamed

Off with her head! Off—

Nonsense! said Alice.

Which seems, to us at least, the perfect reply to the Queen of Hearts.

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