This book, in its third edition, is aimed at emphasizing the fundamental concepts associated with IT Project Management from a balanced perspective of theory and practice. By presenting the information in an abstracted form, this text guides the students through all phases of project life cycle, i.e. initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closure. Besides such general management activities, this book compre-hensively deals with all critical dimensions of project such as scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, procure-ment, and integrations in order to enhance the reader's understanding of technical competencies required in project management. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Incorporates all the changes brought about in PMBOK 2008 (Fourth Edition) and ISO9000:2008 Though the basic structure of this book remains the same, several chapters have been modified and reorganized according to the latest trends This book is well-suited for an academic course (one semester) on IT project management or for conducting an equivalent training programme for IT professionals. IT project managers, who are aspiring to get appropriate certification course based on PMBOK 2008 (Fourth Edition) from PMI, USA, will be greatly benefited by reading this book. Besides, this book will be equally useful for the software professionals who wish to grasp the essentials without attending a formal instructional course on the subject.