Mike Watson has 20 years experience in Information Technology, and 15 years as a consultant, specializing in project management training. Watson started a training and consultancy business which went on to win the Unisys/Computer Weekly Training Award in 1994, for most innovative training program. Watson has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars, written several articles, and has delivered training courses all over the world. His book, ‘Managing Smaller Projects’, offers a practical approach to project management, and has become a best-seller in its genre. Watson attained the PMP (Project Management Professional) qualification awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI); he is also the Project Management Faculty Practice Leader at Management Centre Europe, and regularly delivers PMI aligned training courses across Europe. In his spare time Watson runs a small software company specializing in project management support environments and e-learning management applications.