Project Management For Dummies : In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Now with 25% new and updated content, Project Management For Dummies, 3rd Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity. You'll learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects efficiently and effectively. You'll also discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers. The latest methods to manage resources and stay on track and within a budget. New coverage of the pros and cons of virtual teams. Fresh tactics for team motivation and the hottest risk management strategies. Explanations of concepts tested in the PMP certification exam with study tips and practices to help you pass.