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Introduction to IT Project Management

By Cynthia Stackpole Snyder, Frank Parth

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Format: Hardback, 443 pages
Published In: United States, 07 November 2006
Introduction to IT Project Management provides IT project managers with the practical tools needed to maintain daily operations while managing multiple projects. This valuable reference helps IT project managers, CIOs, and project sponsors understand the IT project environment so that projects can be managed much more efficiently and successfully. Topics include: * How projects assist an organization in meeting its strategic objectives * The discipline of project management and its role in organizations * Initiating and planning projects * Estimating project cost and time requirements * Determining availability of resources * Analyzing relevant risks * Developing a realistic, final schedule or budget * Selecting a competent project team * Identifying stakeholders and defining their quality parameters and communication needs * Monitoring and controlling projects * Change management * Project audit and closure PLUS - You'll follow a case study and IT examples throughout the text that demonstrate how key concepts are applied in practice. Also included are suggested forms and techniques for using software.

Table of Contents

Projects and Operations Organizational Structure and the Strategic Role of Project Management Project Processes, Phases, and Life Cycles Project Management Plan Elements Initiating and Planning Project Scope Creating the Work Breakdown Structures and Project Schedule Developing the Project Team Quality Management Project Communications Project Risk Finalizing the Schedule and Budget Project Execution Project Monitoring and Control Project Audit and Closure

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Introduction to IT Project Management is an essential reference tool which enables IT project managers, CIOs and project sponsors to manage IT projects with efficiency and attention to detail from beginning to end.

About the Author

Cyndi Snyder, PMP, MBA, is a professional project management consultant, instructor, and author. Her consulting focus is on project management maturity, PMO startups, and positioning project management as a core competency for organizations. She has taught online and in the classroom for UC Irvine, CalTech, and USC. Ms. Snyder is an active volunteer with the Project Management Institute. She is the project manager for the 2008 editions of the PMBOK (R) Guide and the Standard for Program Management. In the past she has served on the Standards Member Advisory Group and was Chair of the Chapter Leadership Development and Excellence Committee for 2003-2005. Ms. Snyder is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP (R)) and earned her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Frank Parth, MS, MSSM, MBA, PMP, is the President of Project Auditors LLC, a project management consulting, training, and auditing company. He has been involved with technology management in major U.S. companies, national governments, and the U.N. He headed up systems engineering at TRW Information Systems during a major infrastructure upgrade, and created PMOs for several major corporations. He has taught at the Graduate School at the University of Southern California, the University of California Irvine PM Certificate program, and the Claremont Graduate School. Mr. Parth has a graduate degrees in physics, a Masters in Systems Management from USC, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. He is active in PMI (R), serving on various committees both at the local and at the national level, and is the 2006 Chair for PMI's Consulting SIG.

EAN: 9781567261783
ISBN: 1567261787
Publisher: Management Concepts, Inc
Dimensions: 26 x 18.3 x 3.4 centimetres (1.14 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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