This learning guide was written by Liz Carroll, an associate of Ashridge, and Carole Osterweil, ACL-Consultant. It is one of a series produced by the Learning Resource Centre. Each guide sets out to give you a quick summary of the main theories on a particular topic backed up by a practical commentary based on Ashridge's long experience of consulting on and teaching management issues. We hope that it whets your appetite for more information. The guide points you in the direction of other sources such as key books, articles and videos.
If you have less than an hour read the overview section and the short best practice essays Project management and Manage successful projects. Once you have read the overview section, test your knowledge by attempting the short quiz.
If you have longer, try some of the development activities and browse the internet website for the Association of Project Management, a UK based organisation. The address for this can be found in the resource section.
Last modified: 06/07/2007