Finding ways to improve margins can be the difference between organizations that thrive and those that simply survive during times of economic uncertainty. Describing why cost reductions can be just as powerful as increases in revenue, Total Quality Management for Project Management explains how to integrate time-tested project management tools with the power of Total Quality Management (TQM) to achieve significant cost reductions.  In addition, these TQM techniques used on behalf of project endeavors help in developing an understanding of how things may happen, how long some things may take to accomplish, and explain why we need slack in the project as well as iterations. The TQM tools can help the project team brainstorm sources of problems, and developing an understanding of what to measure and how to track and present in ways that improve project decision making, or more importantly, risks that may impact success.