This is the practical guide that gives you the skills to succeed at project management. DK's Essential Managers series contains the know-how you need to be a more effective manager and hone your management style. Find out how to improve your project management skills by defining a project brief, identifying stakeholders and building a team. You'll learn to initiate a project, set deadlines and manage your budgets. In a slim, portable format Essential Managers gives you a practical 'how-to' approach with step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists and 'ask yourself' features showing you how to focus your energy, manage change and make an impact. If you are keen to brush up on or enhance your project management skills, this is the guide for you.