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Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted To Know

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  • Simplified explanation of concepts
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Solutions to Practice Exercises
  • Practical approaches for application
  • Best Practices
  • Project Management Templates

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 234 pages

Paperback (ISBN): 9781636510712

eBook (ISBN): 9781636510729

Hardback (Color): 9781636510736

Trim Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Category: Business & Economics

Author: Kalpesh Ashar


A short, simple, and practical guide to understanding how to manage all kinds of projects! As employees move into a project management role, they need to learn new skills. These would include management of several different dimensions of a project to deliver the project successfully. Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th Edition provides the core information about how to manage the complexity of modern projects with improved easy-to-understand explanations, a new WBS template and a new chapter on Agile. The new edition, includes topics such as:

  • Project management overview
  • Project Initiation - Constraints, Stakeholders, PMO, Life Cycles
  • Project Planning - WBS,CPM, Budgeting, Quality, Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholders
  • Project Execution - Audits, Resources, Communications
  • Project Monitoring & Controlling - Tracking, Quality Control, Change Control
  • Project Closure
  • Agile Overview (new)

About the Author

Kalpesh Ashar is a management consultant and corporate trainer holding an MBA (Dean’s Award Winner) from SPJIMR, one of Asia’s top business schools, and an Engineering degree with honors in Electronics. He has over 24 years of experience in large organizations and start-ups in Asia, USA, and Europe.Kalpesh has worked in several project management roles, like Senior Project Manager, Delivery Manager, and Program Manager. He is passionate about writing on management subjects. His techno-business background gives him a unique position to write on management topics that are easy to understand for non-MBA graduates. His books are authored in a simple to understand manner without unnecessary use of management jargons.

About the Series

The Self-Learning Management Series is designed to help students, new managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons and covers every aspect of business, from HR to Finance to Marketing to Operations across any and every industry. Each book includes basic fundamentals, important concepts, and standard and well-known principles as well as practical ways of application of the subject matter.

Editorial Reviews

This book reinforces my teaching, and students love having a resource that reminds them of what they learned in class.

- Angela J. Wheaton, Practical & Effective Project Management in University of Maine Hutchinson Center & University of Southern Maine


The book explains the concepts in a simple and very understandable manner. All concepts are explained very well and provided with very simple and relatable examples. The book is very reader friendly and the examples provided are real life examples. This book will be very useful to students and project professionals alike.

- Brajesh C. Kaimal, Director - Experion Technologies & Principal Consultant - enXCL Business Solutions, India


The author himself is holding PMP, PRINCE2, PMI-ACP, CSM certifications which makes him an authority in the subject. The book covers all the 5 process of Project Management thoroughly. The contents are quite crisp & clear for the graduate students and substantial for the PM professionals. Though small in size, the book convers all the aspects of PM, from the principles to the practices, with sufficient examples and templates. This makes reading this book an exciting experience for the readers.

- Dr. Rahul Dahatonde, Associate Professor - Training & Placement, SPCE, Mumbai


I use Project Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know as a textbook for my Effective Project Management and Practical Project Management classes. I supplement my course material with reading assignments from this book. Students enjoy the book’s simple explanations of project management concepts and the helpful diagrams which accompany them. The book also emphasizes industry best practices. The free templates are a solid resource for students, and the review questions and problems are great discussion starters. This book reinforces my teaching, and students love having a resource that reminds them of what they learned in class

- Angela J. Wheaton, MA, PMP, CMS, Instructor of Project Management ( freelancer )


Filled with easily digestible information and a bonus glossary of terms, Project Management Essentials is a useful tool for anyone who is looking to be a better project manager, leader, or learner.

- Marisa Soltz, MLIS, Reference Supervisor, Canby Public Library

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