Software Project Management For Dummies

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  • The increase in project outsourcing has forced traditionalprogrammers to take on the role of project managers and quicklylearn how to manage software projects
  • The author discusses all of the essentials in widely acceptedproject management methodology, from managing programmers toassessing and eliminating risk
  • The book covers the iterative development model, usingMicrosoft Project 2003, as well as a variety of methodologiesincluding eXtreme, open source, SQA testing, software life cyclemanagement, and more
  • The companion Web site contains tools, case studies and otherresources to help even novices get up and running

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Manage scope creep and keep your project on schedule

Get the scoop on managing time, cost, people, risk, quality,and integration

Congratulations — you're now in charge of managingsoftware projects! Before you reach for the antacid, reach for thisbook. It's packed with advice to help you identify the project'spurpose, build a team, handle qualitative analysis, estimateresources, communicate with everybody, manage the project fromstart to finish, and deliver just what your client ordered.

Discover how to

  • Write a product description
  • Balance time, cost, scope, and quality
  • Prepare a risk response plan
  • Track and communicate project performance
  • Manage conflicts

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Teresa Luckey was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the eighthof twelve children. She earned the degree of Bachelor of Sciencefrom the University of Southern Indiana, with a major in Education.She earned her teaching endorsements in Computer Education andMathematics from the University of Indianapolis and thoroughlyenjoyed teaching (and learning from) junior high students forseveral years. After deciding to expand her horizons beyond theteaching profession, she pursued her interests in informationsystems and project management while working at hospitals inIndianapolis, and then moved on to a consulting firm, where she nowworks as a manager implementing healthcare systems. Teresa earnedher Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana WesleyanUniversity, where she served as co-class president with herhusband, David. She is just shy of completing her Master of Sciencein New Media at Indiana University School of Informatics. One ofthese days—soon—she hopes to finish that degree so thatshe can maintain her reputation as a life-long learner.
Teresa earned her Project Management Professional Certificationthrough the Project Management Institute in 2001 and continues tomaintain her certification. She enjoys contributing to the field ofproject management, particularly with regard to healthcaresoftware.

Joseph Phillips, PMP, Project+, is the Director ofEducation for Project Seminars. He has managed and consulted onprojects for various industries, including technical,pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and architectural, amongothers.
Phillips has served as a project management consultant fororganizations creating project offices, maturity models, andbest-practice standardization.
As a leader in adult education, Phillips has taught organizationshow to successfully implement project management methodologies,information technology project management, risk management, andother courses.
Phillips has taught courses at Columbia College, University ofChicago, Indiana University, and others. He is a CertifiedTechnical Trainer and has taught over 10,000 professionals.Phillips has contributed as an author or editor to more than 30books on technology, careers, and project management.
Phillips is a member of the Project Management Institute and isactive in local project management chapters. He has spoken onproject management, project management certifications, and projectmethodologies at numerous trade shows, PMI chapter meetings, andemployee conferences. When not writing, teaching, or consulting,Phillips can be found behind a camera or on the working end of afly rod. You can contact Phillips throughwww.projectseminars.com.

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