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Download and read online Field Guide to Project Management in PDF and EPUB One of the best-known authorities on project management, David Cleland developed this new edition for professionals who need a dependable, on-the-job resource to answer questions and solve problems as they arise. Field Guide to Project Management is unmatched in its wealth of reliable information on project management systems and its concise and accessible format, also making it the perfect volume to read cover to cover for a unique, up-to-date survey of the field. Every aspect of project management is addressed with practical explanations and advice by a who’s-who roster of expert authors who cover planning techniques, concepts, paradigms, processes, tools, and techniques.
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