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Universal praise for Project Management Nation

"Project Management Nation is a comprehensive guide to IT project management, with no 'stone' unturned. The book is chock-full of PM definitions, tools, and techniques."
—David Korse, President and CEO, Imark Communications Inc.
Publisher, Projects@Work magazine

"Project Management Nation offers IT project managers pertinent insights that they would not encounter in the standard project management literature."
—J. Davidson Frame, PhD, Dean, University of Management and Technology, Arlington, Virginia

"Jay's book offers project managers and executives keen insights into the planning, executing, and controlling of IT projects. This is how project management should perform!"
—David A. Todd, Vice President, Project Management, Walt Disney Imagineering

"Jason provides great insight into why most IT projects fail. His approach to 'doing it right' is great reading for any senior executive!"
—Robert D. Simplot, President and CEO, RCG Information Technology, Inc.

"This book goes well beyond the traditional PM tone in describing the workings of PM in a corporate environment. It includes numerous useful examples of forms, plans, and checklists used throughout the life cycle of projects. It is a valuable addition to any PM's library and will likely spend more time being used than it will on the shelf."
—Michael Lines, PMP, CISSP, founder and Editor,—"The Project Managers Homepage"

"This book offers a cookbook approach to IT project management . . . a great addition to your PM toolbag."
—Daniel Waters, President, Project Management Institute, Atlanta Chapter

"A must-have for both new and seasoned project managers! Readers will gain a clear understanding of project management concepts through easy-to-understand explanations and practical examples."
—Claudia Richard, PMP, Vice President of Communications, Project Management Institute, Tampa Bay Chapter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471139263
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/4/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

JASON "JAY" CHARVAT is a project management consultant and senior manager for RCG Information Technology, Inc., a leader in end-to-end IT professional services, application development, management, and integration of IT solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He is a certified project manager in the cellular, defense, government, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries. For more than ten years, Charvat has led development teams to deliver successful IT solutions. He is also an active member of the Project Management Institute and a member of the RCG Presidents Club.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Understanding Project Strategy.

Chapter 2: Becoming an IT Project Manager.

Chapter 3: Project Concepts.

Chapter 4: The Project Analysis.

Chapter 5: Planning for Success.

Chapter 6: Executing the Project.

Chapter 7: Controlling the Project.

Chapter 8: Implementing the Project.

Chapter 9: Closing the Project.



About the Author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2002

    A great Read!!

    I was overly impressed with the style and easy reading this book provided me. I do not have time to go through complex books and this book presented IT project management to me in a nutshell. I liked the part on testing and strategy and this gives you more credibility. Great stuff!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2002

    Project Management Nation: Tools, Techniques, and Goals for the New and Practicing IT Project Manager

    This is the best book on project management I've read. The author addresses every critical aspect of project management and makes a complicated subject easy to understand. This is a book that anyone involved with project management will want to keep readily available as a constant reference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2002

    Project Management Nation: Tools, Techniques, and Goals for the New and Practicing IT Project Manager

    Jason's book helped ease my way into the Project Management world. As a novice in this field, I face many situations, questions and conditions, which were all answered in Project Management Nation. The ease and creativity of this read made it a very enjoyable experience for me. The templates, examples and tools provided in PMN are forever valuable to my project's progress - a great reference book that I will go back to time and time again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2002

    Project Management Nation: Tools, Techniques, and Goals for the New and Practicing IT Project Manager

    This book provides a excellent source of knowledge to anybody wanting to dabble in the art of project management. Keep it at close hand as it also serves as an excellent reference for all project management questions. The insight, humor and in depth knowledge about project management make this book the best on the subject, I have read.

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