Note: The fourth edition of this book was published in 2012. An Introduction to Project Management, Third Edition offers a general yet concise introduction to project management. This book provides up-to-date information (based on the 2008 PMBOK Guide) on how good project, program, and portfolio management can help you achieve organizational success. It includes over 50 samples of tools and techniques applied to one large project, and it is suitable for all majors, including business, engineering, healthcare, and more. This text uses a chronological approach to project management, with detailed explanations and examples for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects. This text includes corrections to the original third edition and a new Appendix A with a Brief Guide to Using Project 2010 (instead of Project 2007). The pagination for chapters 1-9 has not changed.