This textbook presents a holistic view that focuses on methodology as well as the human dimension and how they interact to determine the outcome of projects. Concurrent learnings are amplified by youtube integration, current industry terminology and content updates thereby helping students understand the subject that it is today. Salient features: integration of indian perspective: discussions and cases with indian industrial and cultural backdrops to facilitate the indian professionals to imbibe the principles with ease pmbok(r) guide, fifth edition: in-depth coverage of the most critical topics found in project management institute's (pmi) fifth and latest edition of pmbok(r) guide published in 2013 strong pedagogy: includes "snapshot from practice" boxes, youtube integration along with regular features such as concept checks, text overviews, key terms, review questions, exercises, references and chapter-end cases.table of content:chapter 1: modern project management chapter 2: organization strategy and project selection chapter 3: organization: structure and culture chapter 4: defining the project chapter 5: estimating project times and costs chapter 6: developing a project plan chapter 7: managing risk chapter 8: scheduling resources and costs chapter 9: reducing project duration chapter 10: leadership: being an effective project manager chapter 11: managing project teams chapter 12: outsourcing: managing interorganizational relations chapter 13: progress and performance measurement and evaluation chapter 14: project closure chapter 15: international projects chapter 16: oversight chapter 17: an introduction to agile project management (online) chapter 18: project management career paths (online) appendix one solutions to selected exercises (online) appendix two computer project exercises (online)