Information Technology Project Management

Information Technology Project Management

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by Bennet P. Lientz
     
 

 Many of the project management methods and techniques of the past are still being used today, even though the technology, management and environment have changed. Information Technology Project Management explores the need to employ a modern project management approach to reflect today's environment. Focusing on IT projects, Lientz provides a

Overview

 Many of the project management methods and techniques of the past are still being used today, even though the technology, management and environment have changed. Information Technology Project Management explores the need to employ a modern project management approach to reflect today's environment. Focusing on IT projects, Lientz provides a comprehensive examination of the project management process, from the initiation of the project through to the planning, design, execution and closing.

Key Features:

• Detailed coverage of PMBoK and PRINCE2 methodologies
• Explores the practical aspects of project management
• Extensive case studies from a variety of industries
• Checklists and scorecards to measure all aspects of the project management process
• Coverage of HRM and other 'soft' elements of project management
• Guidelines on preventing project problems and failure

Based on the authors own extensive industry and teaching practice, Information Technology Project Management is an essential resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students studying project management.

Earlier editions of this work were published as Breakthrough Technology Project Management.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Lientz has produced a focused book that will provide a significant contribution to the IT project professional and the IT project management student. Its unique structure provides an excellent guide for the implementation of project management tools and techniques in IT, offering a pragmatic balance between project methodologies, experience, and common sense."
- Dr Christos Tsinopoulos, Lecturer in Operations and Project Management, Durham University, UK

"This is one of the first books to relate IT project management to the major project management methodologies. The book is very well organized and improves on what was already a very good book in the previous edition. The chapters on project management issues address many of the most common problems faced in IT projects. It should be part of any IT manager's and project leader's library."
- Edmund Gray, Omni Business Solutions, Ireland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230300361
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

BENNET P. LIENTZ is a Professor and MBA advisor at Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an internationally-recognised expert in IT management, project management, process improvement and e-business. He has consulted widely in Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America and has worked with more than 100 firms in manufactuing, banking, retailing, energy, transportation and other sectors.

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Information Technology Project Management 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
comparch More than 1 year ago
This is another great book from Dr. Lientz. It has updated on his previous book - Breakthrough Technology Project Management. This book is more comprehensive in scope than existing IT project management books, however it still easy to read. The many real world scenarios make it interesting and provide context for the reader. It is more down to earth and tangible compared to other books. It is well layed out so you can pick sections to read. There are seven chapters dealing with problems related to business, human resources, management, technical, vendors, global projects, and quality problems. There are specific sections relating to different project management methodologies including PRINCE2, PMBOK, Agile, and Extreme Project Management There are two audiences for the book-- the professional who can gain a lot from the many guidelines and the academic where students can find a wealth of materials. Overall it is an excellent, modern, and useful book to have.