Project management is actually a curious combination of art and science. The artistry refers to the leadership part of the role, or the people component. The science consists of the tools and techniques that form the underpinnings of the entire management process. But instead of simply providing information on project management tools and their proper use, this book explores the principles behind their use. This book presents a realistic view of project management as a very difficult, yet rewarding profession. Being an excellent project manager requires years of practice. For many, getting started is the most difficult part. This book, I am certain will get you off to an excellent start.