From small and big businesses managing their projects to companies panning diversification to governments setting up infrastructure, everyone needs project management to organise their schedules and optimise their investment. This book introduces the major concepts and issues in project management in language which can be understood easily, even by non-professionals. It explains the various steps involved in conceptualising, setting up and completing a project successfully. It also highlights core issues in project management, such as the key stages of a project, the types of risk involved, the sequencing of activities and the optimum allocation of resources. Techniques and concepts like PERT, Gantt chart and WBS, which are fundamental to the understanding of project management, have been explained in a lucid manner. Here is all the practical guidance you need to get the best out of yourself, your team, your time and your money.