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Master IT Project Management

This practical, up-to-date guide explains how to successfully manage an IT project and prepare for CompTIA Project+ certification. IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Third Edition walks you through each step of the IT project management process, covering critical strategies for on-time and within-budget projects. You'll get proven methods for initiating a project, selecting qualified team members, conferring with management, establishing communication, setting realistic timetables, tracking costs, and closing a project.

Learn how to:

  • Define project requirements and create the project charter
  • Create a feasibility study and establish project priority
  • Determine strategy and obtain management approval
  • Manage project scope and determine project expenses
  • Build the project management plan
  • Organize and lead a project team
  • Track progress and calculate the Cost Performance Index (CPI)
  • Implement changes to the project plan
  • Perform continuous quality management
  • Complete the project and assess deliverables

On the CD:

  • CompTIA Project+ practice exam
  • Project management video training from the author
  • Ready-to-use templates and worksheets
  • Complete e-book

Joseph Phillips, PMP, CompTIA Project+, is the Director of Education for Project Seminars. He is the author of PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Second Edition; CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition; CBAP Certified Business Analysis Professional All-in-One Exam Guide; and PgMP Program Management Professional All-in-One Exam Guide.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
While this title prepares readers for the CompTIA IT Project+ exam, it will assist anyone thrust into an IT project management role. It highlights the unique challenges of technology projects, shows how to define clearly a project's parameters and goals, and explains how smaller steps fit into the overall objective. Quizzes and exercises following each chapter help prepare readers for the exam and allow them to practice thinking about technology projects. The accompanying CD-ROM includes a trial version of Microsoft Project 2000. Appropriate for larger public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
This book/CD-ROM package covers the exam objectives for CompTIA's IT Project+ certification. Coverage includes defining project goals, establishing a priority list, obtaining budget dollars, working with management, determining project expenses, creating timetables, organizing a project team, resolving disagreements, tracking progress, and implementing quality testing. The included CD-ROM contains exercises and project files, a simulated exam, and a trial version of Microsoft Project 2000. Phillips is an independent IT consultant, trainer, and technical editor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071700436
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 451,715
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Phillips, PMP, CompTIA Project+, is the Director of Education for Project Seminars, a PMI Registered Education Provider. He is the author of PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Second Edition and other books on project management.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Initiating the Project; Chapter 2. Planning the Project; Chapter 3. Working with Management; Chapter 4. Managing the Project Scope; Chapter 5. Creating the Budget; Chapter 6. Building the Project Plan; Chapter 7. Organizing a Project Team; Chapter 8. Managing Teams; Chapter 9. Implementing the Project Plan; Chapter 10. Revising the Project Plan; Chapter 11. Enforcing Quality; Chapter 12. Completing the Project; Appendix A. IT Project+ Exam Objectives; Appendix B. Working as an Independent Contractor; Appendix C. Critical Exam Information; Appendix D. About the CD; Glossary; Index
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