“Being the project manager” is for newly minted project managers and people who aspire to lead a project. The book complements a training course or basic textbook about project management methodology. “Being the project manager” sheds light on the project manager role, its personal challenges and complexities, and its rewarding learnings and accomplishments. Real-life stories from authentic project managers provide insight and inspiration. Simple self-tests and lively cartoons offer fresh angles on the reader’s own project. Written in a straightforward style, the book gives an entertaining peek into the practical side of project management. The reader gets a tour into the many disciplines one needs to master as a project manager: How to communicate with stakeholders, motivate people, be open to new information, analyze and mitigate risks, and take all relevant aspects into account when making decisions. While an easy read, the book yields immediately applicable insight as well as food for thought.