"With over 80 percent of software projects deemed as failures, the demand for project managers who possess the necessary skills and competencies to succeed is on the rise. The second edition of this best-selling book describes how business environments are changing, how that affects the project manager, and what role project management plays in today's organizations." "Written by expert consultants in project management, this book/CD-ROM package uses a simulated real-world scenario to teach you the skills you need to keep your IT project on schedule, within budget, and according to specification. From staging and planning to implementation and completion, you'll learn what it takes to become a world-class project manager."--Jacket.