Readers discover exciting opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This unique book demonstrates principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT). No book offers more insights and tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide. This edition weaves theory with successful practices for an integrated focus on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. This is the only text to apply all 10 project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Readers master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups -- initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition weaves theory and practice together, presenting a comprehensive, integrated view of the many concepts, skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management. With the strong pedagogical features and straightforward approach that made previous editions popular, this revised edition continues to address the critical skills needed for success in the ever-expanding field of project management, which has grown in its impact on an increasing number of professions, most notably information technology. The fifth edition has been updated to include a detailed guide to using Microsoft Project 2007, as well as extensive tips and practice questions to prepare readers for the latest Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Written to the PMBOK Guide 2004 set of standards, this resource will prove valuable to anyone entering the corporate world, as leaders in the industry place an increasingly high value on effective project managers and project teams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"This book presents the latest research, case studies, best practices, and methodologies within the field of IT project management, offering research from top experts around the world in a variety of IT project management applications and job sectors"--Provided by publisher.
Information is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. Information Technology Project Management, REVISED Sixth Edition offers the behind-the-scene aspect of technology. Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this text presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, you cannot assume that what worked even five years ago is still the best approach today. This text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. Information Technology Project Management, REVISED Sixth Edition, is still the only textbook to apply all nine project management knowledge areas: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Also all five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing to information technology projects. MS Project 2010 CD comes with the Revised 6e of Schwalbe. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Many of the project management methods and techniques of the past are still being used today, even though the technology, management and environment have changed. Information Technology Project Management explores the need to employ a modern project management approach to reflect today's environment. Focusing on IT projects, Lientz provides a comprehensive examination of the project management process, from the initiation of the project through to the planning, design, execution and closing. Key Features: • Detailed coverage of PMBoK and PRINCE2 methodologies • Explores the practical aspects of project management • Extensive case studies from a variety of industries • Checklists and scorecards to measure all aspects of the project management process • Coverage of HRM and other 'soft' elements of project management • Guidelines on preventing project problems and failure Based on the authors own extensive industry and teaching practice, Information Technology Project Management is an essential resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students studying project management. Earlier editions of this work were published as Breakthrough Technology Project Management.
A Proven, Integrated Healthcare Information Technology Management Solution Co-written by a certified Project Management Professional and an M.D., Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology presents an effective methodology that encompasses standards and best practices from project management, information technology management, and change management for a streamlined transition to digital medicine. Each management discipline is examined in detail and defined as a set of knowledge areas. The book then describes the core processes that take place within each knowledge area in the initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing stages of a project. Real-world examples from healthcare information technology project leaders identify how the integrated approach presented in this book leads to successful project implementations. Coverage Includes: Integrating project, information technology, and change management methodologies PMBOK Guide process groups--initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing Project management knowledge areas--integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement management IT management knowledge areas--user requirements, infrastructure, conversion, software configuration, workflow, security, interface, testing, cutover, and support management Change management knowledge areas--realization, sponsorship, transformation, training, and optimization management
Reach for a higher measure of success An information technology project can be on time and within budget, but that doesn't mean it will be successful. The real measure of success is the value that the project delivers to the organization. Now revised, this Second Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle and for integrating project management and IT concepts, tools, and techniques. Highlights of the Second Edition * New Chapter 12 on Project Procurement Management and Outsourcing. * New Chapter 13 on Project Leadership, Ethics, and Multicultural Projects. * Takes you through the different phases of the project life cycle, and introduces the concepts and tools that are appropriate for each specific phase of the project. * Incorporates nine areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) into the basic concepts associated with information systems management and software engineering. * Chapter-opening vignettes, which comprise a continuing case about Husky Air (an air charter company), describe situations faced by project managers and teams undertaking IT projects. * Chapters feature integrated hands-on case assignments. * Includes a trial version of MS Project(TM).
The purpose of this book is to shed light on the performance and personal competencies of information technology (IT) project managers in South Africa. Predictive models are built to determine what project managers consider the crucial competencies they should possess to deliver an IT project successfully. This investigation takes place in the context of poor IT project success rates globally and, in particular, in South Africa. This novel research seeks to extend the debate on project success beyond what merely constitutes success or failure, but seeks to find clarity in what IT project managers believe are the essential competencies in practice. This quantitative research gathered data by way of an online survey based on literature regarding the Project Management Competency Development Framework (PMCDF). The population consisted of IT project managers in South Africa. Four hundred and two respondents chose to share their insights. Through the use of descriptive and multivariate statistics, major competency factors were identified. These factors were used in structural equation modelling to build various validated predictive models. This book contributes to the current body of knowledge by uncovering the competencies that IT project managers consider themselves competent in. The structural equation models indicated predictors of perceived competence by IT project managers and where these perceived competencies differ from literature. Twelve managerial implications are highlighted in the final chapter that seek to draw the myriad of threads together into a coherent summary. It is apparent that IT project managers do not consider the PMCDF important in its entirety, but instead choose to focus on certain competencies. This book is intended for reading by fellow researchers as well as project and IT practitioners. These may include IT managers, IT executives, project managers, project team members, the project management office (PMO), general managers and executives that initiate and conduct project-related work. This body of work is original and has not been plagiarised, although certain concepts have been tested in peer reviewed academic work by way of conference proceedings. Instances of this have been referenced and cited. This book is in its first edition and has not been based on thesis work published previously.
Introducing the first collection of IT Project Management readings in the academic market! Readings in Information Technology Project Management provides users with real-world examples of information project management from experienced project managers. Comprehensive case studies coupled with various perspectives from experienced project managers are sure to equip users with a strong foundation for success in today's business world.
The 5th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle. The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.
Perspectives and Techniques for Improving Information Technology Project Management discusses the variety of information systems and how it can improve project management and, likewise, how project management can affect the growth of information systems. Using new frameworks, technologies and methods, this comprehensive collection is useful for professionals, researchers and software developers interested in learning more on this emerging field.
Market_Desc: IT Professionals Special Features: · Uses the concept of MOV to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle· Presents more hands-on, practical exercises at the end of every chapter to show how the concepts are applied in the field· Updates and reorganizes the chapters to improve the flow of topics· Prepares readers for the PMP certification exam with a new appendix· Incorporates nine areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) into the basic concepts About The Book: This book provides IT project managers with the tools to create Measurable Organizational Value (MOV). This edition presents more hands-on, practical exercises at the end of every chapter to show how the concepts are applied in the field. The chapters have been updated and reorganized to improve the flow of topics. An appendix that discusses how to prepare for the PMP certification exam is also included. It will help IT professionals gain the skills to achieve a higher level of success.
The new edition of Marchewa's Information Technology Project Management focuses on more simplified chapters, practical examples and the addition of small case studies to every chapter. The text contains the same level of depth and brevity that's simply written and easy to understand as previous issues. Marchewka continues to focus on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle as well as for integrating project management and IT concepts, tools, and techniques.
"This book provides a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms that reflect the growing trends, issues, and applications of technology project management"--Provided by publisher.
The 4th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle. The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.
Communication is frequently identified in the literature as a major factor impacting Information Technology (IT) project failure. The importance of communication is amplified in buyer - seller relationships through the long-term impact of project failures on the future business of IT vendors with their customers. The formal communication between IT project sponsors from buyer firms and project managers from IT vendor firms within business to business markets is investigated through this study. Typical communication patterns between project sponsor and manager in high and low performing projects are identified. The antecedents of these patterns are assessed and the effectiveness of project sponsor - manager communication investigated. A multi-method approach is used with a quantitative analysis of a worldwide survey with 200 responses, followed by a qualitative analysis of three interviews with pairs of project sponsor and manager, each pair from the same project. Results show that project sponsors expect more analytic and verbal communication from project managers. A model shows the development from frequent informal communication to formal communication between project managers and sponsors. A second model shows how communication in high performing projects is determined by the level of collaboration between project managers and sponsors, as well as the degree of structure in project execution. Effectiveness of project sponsor and manager communication is found to be decreased through written statements about recent achievements, and increased through face-to-face meetings of the parties. A series of recommendations is provided to improve project sponsor - manager communication.
Project Management for Information, Technology, Business, and Certification provides you with proven project-management processes, broadly-tested techniques, and solid approaches to successfully manage projects of varying sizes and complexity. IT and business students will find this text useful in educating them on the important role disciplined project management plays in transforming corporate strategy into reality.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Information Technology Project Management. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Project Management Process Groups: A Case Study, Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, and Project Time Management plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.