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Organizations depend on IT project managers to support overallbusiness strategies with clear-cut benefits and advantages. As thebridge between the larger business strategy and the functionalproject level, project managers are expected to ensure key benefitssuch as reduced delivery costs, accelerated product-to-marketspeed, focus on client needs, and improved quality. To accomplishthis, the successful IT project manager must have a completecommand of a wide range of technologies, processes, techniques,skill sets, tools, and more.

Project Management Nation is the ultimate resource for IT projectmanagers who need quick and easy access to the "what to do" and"how to do it" of project management. It leads readers step by stepthrough each project phase and helps them master the technical,managerial, and leadership skills that every outstanding projectmanager needs.

Packed with authoritative advice, state-of-the-art tools,easy-to-use templates, and proven techniques, this get-it-doneguide covers everything from project conception, analysis, andplanning to execution, control, and implementation. Plus, specialsections are devoted to important topics such as understanding anddeveloping project strategy; deciding whether IT project managementis the career for you; and the often neglected process of bringinga project to an orderly conclusion.

IT project management has become one of the most demanding andrewarding professions of the information age. Whether you're anexperienced project manager or new to the profession, ProjectManagement Nation helps you answer every demand with more speed,confidence, and skill. Once you've done that, the rewards will takecare of themselves.

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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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