Information Technology Project Management (with Microsoft Project 2007) / Edition 5

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Overview

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition weaves theory and practice together, presenting a comprehensive, integrated view of the many concepts, skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management. With the strong pedagogical features and straightforward approach that made previous editions popular, this revised edition continues to address the critical skills needed for success in the ever-expanding field of project management, which has grown in its impact on an increasing number of professions, most notably information technology. The fifth edition has been updated to include a detailed guide to using Microsoft Project 2007, as well as extensive tips and practice questions to prepare readers for the latest Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Written to the PMBOK Guide 2004 set of standards, this resource will prove valuable to anyone entering the corporate world, as leaders in the industry place an increasingly high value on effective project managers and project teams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324665215
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Edition description: 5
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet 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.

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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. Appendices. A. Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2007. B. Advice for the Project Management Professional Exam (PMP) and Related Certifications. C. Running Cases. D. Fissure Project Management Simulation.

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