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The Versatile Company has been providing world-class project management training since 1990.

Trusted by hundreds of thousands of working professionals around the globe, Fast Forward MBA in Project Management remains the practical, comprehensive guide for managing projects that deliver business value.

Special sixth edition feature, expert advice on Change Management, from the world’s leading authority: Prosci.

NEW CHAPTERS on Leadership, Quality, Agile, Requirements, Change Management, and Managing Creative Projects!

Special features include:

  • Videos with additional content on project selection, earned value, scheduling, risk management, and more!
  • Updated exam questions for the new PMP® exam (2021).
  • Lessons from film, television, video game, and recorded music projects.

Online Resources

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management includes additional resources:

  • Videos on PMP exam topics.
  • Over twenty downloadable forms.
  • Video tutorials on Microsoft Project.
  • PMP® exam sample questions.
Eric Versuh, PMP
Versatile's President, Eric Verzuh

Author, Eric Verzuh

Leading Authority on Practical Project Management

Eric Verzuh (Seattle, WA) is President of The Versatile Company. He and his team have spent over twenty years improving project results for all kinds of organizations, including such major corporations as Adobe Systems, Inc., The Boeing Company, GE Capital, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Nordstrom.

Eric is certified by the Project Management Institute and the Project Management Training Alliance.

Practical project management means proven techniques, clear explanations, useful examples, and step-by-step guidelines for initiating, planning, and managing projects.

Used around the world every day by students, teachers, and practicing project managers, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management has been a top seller at for over twenty years!

Published Reviews

By The Wrike Team

What makes this bestseller one of the best books on project management is Verzuh's ability to back his theories up with practical advice. Whether through a case study or example, the book gives readers all the necessary information and tools to take these techniques back to the workplace.

By Jose Maria Delos Santos

This PM book is a great desk reference for all types of PM professionals, so it will prove valuable even if one accumulates field experience. The book has an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format, covering most processes, domains, and knowledge areas. It is comprehensive such that it does not focus on hard skills only but also covers soft skills such as communication, leadership, and team work. It is relevant with its real-world examples, functional with its templates and forms, updated with discussion on agile approach to IT projects, and practical with MS Project user tips.

Reader Reviews

“Eric is an extremely experienced project management practitioner who has spent countless hours consulting and training across a myriad of companies and institutions. This book represents some of the best tips and practices on how to approach large complex programs and manage them with success.” — AZBoarder

“I highly recommend this book! The 6th edition update is extremely well-written, covering the best practices of project management today … in a practical way and without unnecessary bulk. There are examples, illustrations, and case studies throughout, plus access to downloadable templates and checklists. Beginners and pros alike will find good value in the book.” — Vicki W.

“The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Sixth Edition is a must-read book with related case studies and tips on real-world applications on practicing project management including hybrid, agile, and traditional development life cycles.” — Tooran Khosh