If you want a concise distillation of all the essential tasks an effective project manager should be executing, The Manager's Pocket Guide to Project Management is the book for you. The author presents a performance support system based on the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge. It reflects the best practices in the emerging field of project management. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Project Management is a set of worksheets, guidelines, checklists, and other tools for use by novices to perform specific project management tasks in a step-by-step fashion. It's not necessary to read through the entire book to apply a particular tool. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Project Management allows those new to project management to quickly acquire broad knowledge and skills related to the project management processes, terminology, tools, and techniques.