Written by project management experts with decades of experience IT Project Management Essentials is a hands-on resource guide for anyone assigned as a project manager through the process of designing, developing, and implementing an IT goal. IT Project Management Essentials provides proven techniques for scheduling and management along with the essential tools, such as stakeholder analysis and reports, for managing all along the way. Written in a practical how-to style and organized to give you fast access to specific information, this book not only explains the project management process but also takes you step-by-step through the implementation of any IT goal.
IT Project Management Essentials delivers valuable, professional insights into every aspect of project management, including:
- Defining a Project
- Task Planning and Sequencing
- Schedule Development
- Budget Development
- Risk Analysis
- Managing Stakeholders
- Business Continuity Planning
- Project Information Security
- Legal Issues
- And much more!
IT Project Management Essentials keeps you alert to the important topics to look out for in any project. You'll find:
- Techniques for improving the quality of the project management process through the application of a Balanced Scorecard and Lean Six Sigma
- An explanation of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and how it applies to both the project creation process as well as the product creation process
- Complete coverage of disaster recovery/business continuity and how this can be built into both the project process as well as the final product
- Complete coverage of information security and the issues that the project manager must consider during the design and execution of a project
PLUS, IT Project Management Essentials includes a BONUS CD-ROM which makes it easy for you to search for, find, and use what you need faster than ever.
The 2010 Edition brings you information on the following:
- How an applications development project managed using agile techniques delivers the results where traditional project management techniques fail
- How agile project lifecycle saves money over the traditional waterfall development approach
- How an agile features list more closely tracks a customer's needs than an exhaustive requirements document
- Interface Management - how to identify those points in the project plan where people sometime "drop the ball," and how to mitigate them
- Successful ways to mitigate the negative effects of both logical and physical project interfaces
- Team leadership explains how all project managers set a productivity example for their project teams - both good and bad
- How project team leadership is both an art and a science, and the times when you should apply each of them
- The top 15 leadership traits and how to apply each of them to project management
- Managing a desktop refresh project in a large and geographically dispersed company
- Taking green steps in computer and monitor disposal while maintaining information security of stored data
- Selecting a refresh strategy - "slam dunk and run" or "extreme finesse"
- Steps for identifying and minimizing resistance from recipients of new equipment
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