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|Author||: Jack T. Marchewka|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
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.
|Author||: Bennet Lientz,Kathryn Rea|
Although there are many books of methods and tools in different areas, few books actually give detailed tips and lessons on how to effectively set up and manage projects. Most books on project management devote all their space to specific methods. Breakthrough Technology Project Management, Second Edition provides tangible guidelines through examples and suggestions to help people participate in and manage projects more effectively. The authors' techniques and guidelines have been proven over the past 15 years in courses and counseling. This book is a valuable tool for those working in information systems, engineering, computer science, operations and production, and other environments involving project management.
|Author||: Scott Coplan,David Masuda|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
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
|Author||: Susan M. Houston|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
This book focuses on providing information on project management specific for software implementations within the healthcare industry. It can be used as a beginners’ guide as well as a reference for current project managers who might be new to software implementations. Utilizing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) methodology, the defined process groups and knowledge areas will be defined related to implementing custom and Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software. The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a standard for developing custom software, but can also be followed for implementing COTS applications as well. How will the system be set-up from an architecture and hardware standpoint? What environments will be needed and why? How are changes managed throughout the project and after? These questions and more will be reviewed. The differences between types of testing are defined as well as when each are utilized. Planning for the activation and measuring the success of the project and how well the strategic need has been met are key activities that are often not given the time and effort to plan as the other parts of the implementation project. This new edition updates the current content to better align with the newest version of the PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), the latest technology and concepts. In addition, this new edition includes additional chapters covering security and privacy, contract management and system selection and transition to support.
|Author||: Jack T. Marchewka|
The Third 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. NEW TO THIS EDITION Incorporates the latest Chaos studies and research conducted by the author and Tata Consultancy services in 2007. Updated material on Project Management process and Project Integration Management. NEW material on critical chain project management. Hands-on, integrated case assignments in the form of 'quick thinking' exercises and end-of-chapter cases. Can be used as classroom discussion tools or student assignments. HALLMARK FEATURES Emphasizes MOV as a central theme in the text. 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. Integrates a knowledge management approach throughout the book. Includes a CD trial version of MS Project 2007
|Author||: Kathy Schwalbe|
Based on user feedback, the fifth edition of An Introduction to Project Management provides a separate chapter for planning integration and scope management and for planning time and cost management. Additional examples are provided for creating work breakdown structures and schedules. It also includes information on Basecamp, a free web-based project management tool, along with a user guide (replaces AtTask in Appendix B).In addition to updating many references and examples, this edition continues to include several popular features:- Follows the Project Management Institute's PMBOK(r) Guide, Fifth Edition (2013)- Has chapters for each process group and a comprehensive case study to illustrate applying tools and techniques throughout the project life cycle- Includes a Guide for using Microsoft Project 2013 - Provides a free trial of MatchWare's MindView Business software (www.matchware.com/intropm), a tool for creating mind maps, Gantt charts, and other project documents- Uses real-world examples and references, including opening cases and case wrap-ups, examples of what went right, what went wrong, media snapshots, best practices, and video highlights in each chapter- End of chapter materials include chapter summaries, quick quizzes, discussion questions, and exercises, with case studies provided in Appendix C-Comprehensive, secure instructor site available with lecture slides, solution files, test banks, etc.-Free Web site includes over fifty template files, online quizzes and games, data files for Project 2013, links to sites mentioned in the text, and much moreVisit the free companion Web site at www.intropm.com.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management RUSSIAN
|Author||: Project Management Institute Project Management Institute|
|Editor||: Project Management Institute|
PMBOK&® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK&® Guide &– Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains.This edition is designed to address practitioners' current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes.This edition of the PMBOK&® Guide:•Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.);•Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes;•Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts;•Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and• Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.
|Author||: David Avison,Gholamreza Torkzadeh|
Includes appications of both information technology and production-operations management with a focus on information systems to demonstrate the real environment that exists for IS projects.
|Author||: Kathy Schwalbe|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Discover exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, REVISED 7E. This one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT) projects that extend well beyond standard project management requirements. No book offers more up-to-the minute insights and software tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide, 5th edition, the global standard for managing projects and earning certification. The book weaves today's theory with successful practices for an understandable, integrated presentation that focuses on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is the only book to apply all ten project management knowledge areas to IT projects. You 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. Intriguing examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, a new Agile case, opportunities with MindView software, and a new chapter on project stakeholder management further ensure you are equipped to manage information technology projects with success. The REVISED Seventh Edition has updated Appendix A for Microsoft Project 2013. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Shang Gao,Lazar Rusu|
|Editor||: IGI Global|
Computer technology provides the opportunity for innovation and progress in the daily operations and initiatives of corporations. Despite the positive elements of integrating technology into the workplace, corporations continue to struggle with the challenges created by rapid technological advancements. Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management brings together academic research and professional practice to examine the complexity of implementing technology into the structure and organization of a corporation's ventures. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, professionals, and upper-level university students working in the fields of project management, information systems, and IT project management interested in the methodologies and research necessary to improve the impact of Information Technology.
|Author||: Kelkar S. A.|
|Editor||: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.|
|Author||: Colleen Garton,Erika McCulloch|
|Editor||: Mc PressLlc|
Successful project management is increasingly vital to all organizations, driven by the demands of global competition, rapid technological growth, and faster time to market (just to name a few). For those in technology fields, project management skills are fast becoming a required core competency. And those who have mastered these skills continue to be in high demand worldwide, commanding higher salaries than those around them. But how does one extend those skills or acquire them in the first place? Fundamentals of Technology Project Management is a great place to start. Of the hundreds of project management books on the market, precious few address the unique needs of the IT project manager. Unlike most other project management books, Fundamentals of Technology Project Management tackles the specific issues that technology professionals must face, such as understanding technology resources, managing project scope and feature creep, and meeting client expectations, among many others. Whether you're a college student, a software engineer, or an IT professional, Fundamentals of Technology Project Management will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the project management life cycle and learn how to manage it – from first steps on through to intermediate topics (as well as some advanced ones). Author Colleen Garton explains — in easy-to-understand language— not only the what but the how of IT projects. What's more, unlike general project management books, the examples and case studies in this book are all based on technology projects, making them far more relevant to the learner. Also included is a content-rich CD-ROM loaded with features to make the life of any IT project manager (or the IT professional with project management responsibilities) far easier. There are document templates you can use for all phases of the project — from the initial RFP to closing reports. Plus, the author steps you through meeting agendas, status reports, cost analysis, technical specifications, and more. In addition to the document templates, you're provided with PowerPoint slides that can be modified and used for reporting progress to users and management. The continuing rise in importance of project management cannot be denied. Let this book be your guide to becoming a more effective, more efficient IT project manager. With Fundamentals of Technology Project Management you will: - Discover the top ten reasons projects fail - Master the five keys to project success - Explore the six phases of the project lifecycle, step by step - Review the documents necessary for good project management and learn how to complete them - Understand the warning signs of a project in trouble and learn how to get it back on track - Learn Quality Management and Quality Assurance practices in easy-to-understand terms - Acquire practical ways to develop effective leadership and team-building skills
|Author||: Francisco Castillo|
There are two different, interdependent components of IT that are important to a CIO: strategy, which is long-term; and tactical and operational concerns, which are short-term. Based on this distinction and its repercussions, this book clearly separates strategy from day-to-day operations and projects from operations – the two most important functions of a CIO. It starts by discussing the ideal organization of an IT department and the rationale behind it, and then goes on to debate the most pressing need – managing operations. It also explains some best industry standards and their practical implementation, and discusses project management, again highlighting the differences between the methodologies used in projects and those used in operations. A special chapter is devoted to the cutover of projects into operations, a critical aspect seldom discussed in detail. Other chapters touch on the management of IT portfolios, project governance, as well as agile project methodology, how it differs from the waterfall methodology, and when it is convenient to apply each. Taking the fundamental principles of IT service management and best practices in project management, the book offers a single, seamless reference for IT managers and professionals. It is highly practical, explaining how to apply these principles based on the author’s extensive experience in industry.
|Author||: Jolyon Hallows|
|Editor||: AMACOM/American Management Association|
Plan, Information Systems Project Management helps you successfully deliver your projects on time, on budget, and with desired results.
|Author||: John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn|
"Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology is a highly regarded textbook that addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals. This 6th edition features: Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies New chapter on project procurement management and contracts An expansion of case study coverage throughout, including those on the topic of sustainability and climate change, as well as cases and examples from across the globe, including India, Africa, Asia, and Australia Extensive instructor support materials, including an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions and a test bank of questions. Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 6th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors"--
|Author||: Efraim Turban,Carol Pollard,Gregory Wood|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Information technology is ever-changing, and that means that those who are working, or planning to work, in the field of IT management must always be learning. In the new edition of the acclaimed Information Technology for Management, the latest developments in the real world of IT management are covered in detail thanks to the input of IT managers and practitioners from top companies and organizations from around the world. Focusing on both the underlying technological developments in the field and the important business drivers performance, growth and sustainability—the text will help students explore and understand the vital importance of IT’s role vis-a-vis the three components of business performance improvement: people, processes, and technology. The book also features a blended learning approach that employs content that is presented visually, textually, and interactively to enable students with different learning styles to easily understand and retain information. Coverage of next technologies is up to date, including cutting-edged technologies, and case studies help to reinforce material in a way that few texts can.
|Author||: Scott Berkun|
|Editor||: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."|
Offers a collection of essays on philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. This book explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. It does not cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy.
|Author||: Kerry Wills|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
In today's business world, project managers not only have to be diligent in project planning and execution, but also need to have skills in persuasion, communication, and relationship management. Reflecting the changing landscape of projects today, Essential Project Management Skills empowers project managers to master the skills necessary to