Harvard ManageMentor guides are practical, portable advice for managers, especially designed to support just-in-time and other corporate training needs. Project management is the ultimate juggling act, involving the use of sometimes scarce resources like people, time, and money to meet a goal or solve a problem. This essential guide shows a new project manager or one who desires a refresher how to scope out a project, develop schedules, set deadlines, manage and monitor progress, and overcome some typical project snags, such as mission creep and schedule slippage. It also covers the four phases of planning, buildup, implementation, and phaseout and the tasks associated with each. Written in an engaging style designed for easy scanning by the business reader, the guide is packed with advice, tips, worksheets, and more to help any manager become a more efficient and effective multitasker.