Pro Web Project Management

Pro Web Project Management

by Justin Emond, Chris Steins
     
 

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Pro Web Project Management is a collection of hard-won lessons the authors have learned managing modern web projects with small and medium budgets in a consulting environment. This isn’t a book about project management theory. Pro Web Project Management tells how to create real deliverables, get answers from indecisive clients, manage

Overview

Pro Web Project Management is a collection of hard-won lessons the authors have learned managing modern web projects with small and medium budgets in a consulting environment. This isn’t a book about project management theory. Pro Web Project Management tells how to create real deliverables, get answers from indecisive clients, manage wayward programmers, and use checklists to wow clients. This book is made up of real examples, real lessons, real documents, and real tips woven together into a step-by-step walkthrough of a project's life cycle.

Pro Web Project Management is written for both the full-time project manager and the aspiring project manager who might have a role that blends client support, web development, and project management. The project budget sweet spot for this book is $50,000 to $500,000. If you manage a project in this space, reading this book will make you a better project manager.

  • Learn how to manage a modern web project with a budget of $50,000 to $500,000
  • Get actionable tips on dealing with real project management challenges
  • Learn the simple, defined process—refined over the years—to take simple and complex projects from proposal to successful launch


What you’ll learn

  • How to run an effective meeting
  • How to write scopes of work that lead to successful projects
  • How to create awesome screen mock-ups and wire frames
  • How to use checklists to ensure successful project launches
  • How to create deliverables like site maps, agendas, technical specifications, and requirements documents
  • How to keep developers on track without micro-managing


Who this book is for

Pro Web Project Management is for project managers, project managers in training, and client sponsors that need real advice, tips, and guidance on small and medium-sized projects. It's an excellent choice for consulting organizations that build web sites and web applications for clients.

Table of Contents

  1. The ProjectLifecycle
  2. The Project Definition & Scope of Work
  3. Meetings, Meetings, Meetings
  4. Discovery and Requirements
  5. Project Schedule & Budgeting
  6. Running the Project
  7. Technical Specification
  8. Development
  9. Quality Assurance & Testing
  10. Deployment
  11. Support and Operations


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430240839
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Justin Emond is a Consultant at Pantheon. Justin has worked on both sides of the technology world, both in internal technology departments and as a consultant delivering services to those on the inside. Prior to working at Pantheon Justin was a Senior Project Manager at Urban Insight. He has also taught a variety of technology courses at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, from web programming to project management. He occasionally writes at MissingFeatures.com on topics ranging from usability to interface design to project management. In addition to his work at Urban Insight and Pantheon, Justin created Droptor, a web application that helps teams manage sites powered by the Drupal content management system, and Droptopia, an online visual portfolio of expert Drupal agencies. Justin has a degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California.

Christopher Steins is the chief executive officer of Urban Insight, Inc., a technology consulting firm based in Los Angeles, California. Chris has two decades of experience in technology consulting. He has participated in all aspects of information systems life cycle development, including user requirements, project management, system design, development, and deployment. He has served as a consultant to public sector, state, county and local agencies, Fortune 500 private firms, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Chris is a lecturer at the University of Southern California, where he teaches about technology and public participation in government. Chris received his Masters degree in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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