Readers learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2E. This edition introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK® Guide and integrated with Microsoft® Project 2010. The book's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fourth edition of the PMBOK® Guide to give readers an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) if they choose. At the beginning of each chapter, focused lists of PMBOK® topics and the most important project management concepts to master keep learning efficient and focused on business success.