This is a text for both thinkers and doersthose who study and those who practice project management. Project management does not exist in a one-size-fits-all world. This research examines practices in nine industries: aerospace and defense, automotive, engineering and construction, financial services, government, IT and telecommunications, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and utilities. This report is academically rigorous and immensely readable, due mainly to the practical and engaging writing style employed by the authors. The literature review is a comprehensive review of concepts that form the underpinnings of the research. To academics, it is essential background. To practitioners, it is a highly informative tour of past and current thinking, which in itself, is worth the read.