Synopses & Reviews
Discover exciting "behind-the-scenes" opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 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.
About the Author
As a professor in the Department of Business Administration at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Dr. Kathy Schwalbe teaches courses in project management, problem solving for business, systems analysis and design, information systems projects, and strategic technology. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where she taught a graduate-level course in project management in the engineering department. A frequently requested speaker and consultant, Dr. Schwalbe provides training and consulting services to numerous organizations and addresses professionals at several conferences each year. She worked for ten years in industry before entering academia in 1991. She has served as an Air Force officer, systems analyst, project manager, senior engineer, and information technology consultant. Dr. Schwalbe is an active member of PMI, having served as the Director of Communications and Editor for the Information Systems Specific Interest Group (ISSIG), VP of Education and Student Chapter Liaison for the Minnesota chapter of PMI, and member of PMI's test-writing team. Kathy was named Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Association of IT Professionals. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Minnesota, her M.B.A. at Northeastern University's High Technology MBA program, and her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Project Management. 2. The Project Management and Information Technology Context. 3. The Project Management Process Groups: A Case Study. 4. Project Integration Management. 5. Project Scope Management. 6. Project Time Management. 7. Project Cost Management. 8. Project Quality Management. 9. Project Human Resource Management. 10. Project Communications Management. 11. Project Risk Management. 12. Project Procurement Management. 13. Project Stakeholder Managements. Appendix A. Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2010 Appendix B. Advice for the Project Management Professional Exam (PMP) and Related Certifications. Appendix C. Additional Running Cases and Software.