Last year was a rough one for the IT industry. The tech sector was already struggling when the economy worsened after the tragic events of Sept. 11. Throughout the year, layoffs and budget cuts made headlines in a variety of industries. Many TechRepublic members told us that they found themselves leading projects with reduced staff and financial resources.

Even if you were lucky enough to avoid the economic woes that plagued so many organizations, leading an IT project is challenging. Perhaps you looked to TechRepublic columnist Tom Mochal for project management advice. Mochal, a project management veteran, is the author of TechRepublic’s column “The Project Management Mentor.” In the column, Mochal provides TechRepublic members straightforward advice. We have compiled 12 of Mochal’s best columns into one document you can download.

The columns are rich with information about project management. Learn:

  • How to keep a project on track.
  • How to avoid impossible project deadlines.
  • How to manage complex projects.
  • How to reduce a project’s cost.

Download and print out the year’s highlights, and you’ll have a handy primer that you and your team members can refer to for management advice.

The columns are grouped into three chapters to help you quickly find the answers you want:

Chapter One focuses on tips and information about keeping projects on track and completing them on time.

Chapter Two concentrates on ways to boost your management skills.

Chapter Three centers on how you, as a manager, can keep the cost of a project low while still turning in a quality product on time.

About Tom Mochal

Tom Mochal is director of internal development at a software company in Atlanta. Most recently, he worked for the Coca-Cola Company, where he was responsible for deploying, training, and coaching the IS division on project management and life-cycle skills. He’s also worked for Eastman Kodak and Cap Gemini America and has developed a project management methodology called TenStep.