Whether organising an important event or heading up a large team, running a project can be a daunting process. Project management is fraught with perils; unfinished and unsuccessful projects are everywhere. In fact, it's more common than not for projects to fail. Effective Project Management reveals what the best project managers know, say and do. By condensing thirty years of hands on project management experience, it will show the reader what to do in simple, smart and practical steps. With essential advice that has been tried and tested in real businesses, it covers all the aspects of how to manage a successful project, including how to manage changing targets, how to plan quality, timescales and budgets, how to identify and manage risks and how to deliver your project. With practical, proven and effective measures to mitigate the risk of project failure, Effective Project Management will boost confidence and encourage the reader to develop an instinct to pursue the best solutions for any project.