A Higher Measure of Success What makes an information technology project successful? While many define success in terms of the project being completed on time and within budget, the real measure of success is the value the organization receives when the system is finally implemented. That's why 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 life cycle and for integrating project management and IT concepts, tools, and technique. Highlights 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 chapter-opening vignettes, which comprise a continuing case about Husky Air (an air charter company) and describe situations faced by project managers and teams undertaking IT projects. Includes a trial version of Microsoft Project 2002. Web-based Activities and Tools The book's companion Web site is (www wiley.com/college/marchewka) features: Integrated hands-on case assignments, which allows you to play the role of a project team member who has been hired by a newly formed consulting form. Links to various IT and project management-related Web sites and articles that support the material included in this text.
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Jack T. Marchewka is an associate professor, the Barsema Professor of Management Information Systems, and the director of the Business Information Technology Transfer Center (BITTC) at Northern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University's department of Computer Information Systems in 1994 and was a former faculty member at Kennesaw State University. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Marchewka was a vice president of MIS for a healthcare company in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Marchewka has taught a number of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has been a guest lecturer at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. His current research interest include IT project management, electronic commerce, knowledge management, and organizational security and business continuity. His articles have appeared in journals such as Information Resources Management Journal, Information Technology & People, Journal of International Information Management, and Journal of Informatics Education and Research.
Jack Marchewka is also an instrument-rated commercial pilot, who enjoys his family, flying, golf, guitars, good BBQ, riding his motorcycle, and a good laugh.
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