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For those familiar with previous editions, this Fifth Edition of the Gower Handbook of Project Management has been substantially restructured. The four sections in this book describe:[9]

  1. Projects: their context, value and how they are connected to organizational strategy;
  2. Performance: describes how to manage the delivery of the project, covering scope, quality, cost, time, resources, risk and sustainability;
  3. Process: from start to closure
  4. Portfolio: the project and its relationship to the parent organization

As the publishers suggest:[10]

"The discrete nature of each chapter makes this Handbook a wonderful source of advice and background theory that is easy to consult. The Gower Handbook of Project Management is an encyclopedia for the discipline and profession of project management; a bible for project clients, contractors and students."

If that is what you are looking for, this is it!

R. Max Wideman
Fellow, PMI

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9. Ibid, back cover
10. Ibid
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