Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals / Edition 1

Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals / Edition 1

by Richard Murch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130219142

ISBN-13: 9780130219145

Pub. Date: 10/09/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Master project management, today's most critical business skill!

Project management leadership is today's #1 business skill. Talented, knowledgeable project managers command the best assignments and compensation: they are the future leaders of business. But expert project managers aren't born that way: they've learned specific, proven techniques and strategies for

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Master project management, today's most critical business skill!

Project management leadership is today's #1 business skill. Talented, knowledgeable project managers command the best assignments and compensation: they are the future leaders of business. But expert project managers aren't born that way: they've learned specific, proven techniques and strategies for achieving outstanding results. In Project Management, Richard Murch shares those techniques and strategies. Whether you're managing your first project, or you're an experienced project manager facing tough, new challenges, Project Management offers expert solutions. You'll find coverage of all this, and more:

  • The fundamentals of project management, planning, reporting, team building, and team leadership
  • The project lifecycle: planning, analysis, design, construction, testing, rollout, and beyond
  • Responding to constant changes in market conditions, resources, requirements, and schedules
  • Mastering today's latest rapid development management techniques
  • Managing risks and problems more effectively
  • Handling the unique challenges of IT and knowledge management
  • Leveraging Internet and intranet-based project management tools and resources

At last, there's a single source for all the expertise project managers need to be successful! Next time you're called upon to do the impossible—and do it yesterday—reach for the one book that can help you make it happen: Project Management by Richard Murch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130219145
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/09/2000
Series:
Harris Kern Enterprise Computing Institute Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacexxi
Who Should Read this Bookxxii
Organization of this Bookxxiii
Part 1Introduction to Project Management1
Chapter 1Evolution of Project Management3
Introduction3
Industrial Revolution4
Key People in Early Project Management5
Other Significant Events9
Conclusions10
Part 2Principles of Project Management11
Chapter 2Basic Skills for Project Managers'13
Introduction13
What Does a Project Manager Do?14
Necessary Skills14
Manage One Project--or Many?18
Project Management Skills Development19
Keys to a Successful Skills Management Endeavor25
Conclusions25
Chapter 3Project Planning and Reporting27
Introduction27
Project Planning Deliverables28
Project Standards29
How Much Detail?31
Project Status--An Example32
Conclusions41
Chapter 4Project Teams43
Shortages in Information Technology Staff43
Need for Retention44
The Cost of Information Technology Staff Replacement--An Analysis47
Retention--Meeting Needs48
Conclusions52
Part 3The Project Management Lifecycle55
Chapter 5Project Lifecycle Overview57
Introduction57
Lifecycle Process Management60
Section Layout and Structure63
Phase Checklists64
CRUD--Deliverables Matrix66
Chapter 6Project Planning Phase69
Purpose70
Objectives70
Activities71
Roles74
Inputs75
Outputs75
Milestones76
Tools76
Chapter 7Analysis and Design Phases79
Analysis Phase79
Purpose80
Objectives80
Activities80
Roles84
Inputs85
Outputs86
Milestones87
Tools88
Design Phase88
Roles93
Inputs93
Outputs94
Milestones96
Tools96
Chapter 8Construction Phase99
Purpose99
Objectives100
Activities100
Roles103
Inputs104
Outputs104
Milestones105
Tools105
Chapter 9Test Planning and Preparation107
Purpose107
Objectives108
Activities108
Roles110
Inputs111
Outputs112
Milestones112
Testing Phase113
Tools117
Preparation Phase118
Chapter 10Roll-out Planning and Implementation Phase125
Purpose126
Objectives126
Activities126
Roles128
Inputs128
Outputs129
Milestones130
Rollout130
Part 4Project Management Techniques135
Chapter 11Project Management Methodologies137
Introduction137
What Is a Methodology, and Why Use One?139
Methodology Structures139
Why Use a Methodology?140
Author's Prediction142
What Are the Products?143
A Case in Point143
Conclusions145
Suggested Readings146
Chapter 12Managing Rapid Application Development147
Introduction147
RAD Concepts148
Objectives and Benefits of RAD149
The RAD Lifecycle149
RAD Project Management Factors150
The Roles of the RAD Team Members154
Conclusions159
Suggested Readings160
Chapter 13Managing Risks161
Introduction161
What Can Happen with No Risk Management162
Information Technology Risk Management Objectives163
Types of Risk in Project Management163
The Risk Management Process166
Risk Management Plan166
Enterprise Risk Profile171
Conclusions172
Suggested Readings173
Chapter 14Managing Problems175
Introduction175
Who Uses Problem Solving?176
The Problem Solving Model177
Other Problem Management Techniques184
Conclusions184
Suggested Readings185
Chapter 15Other Techniques187
Introduction187
Software Quality Assurance187
Configuration Management189
Requirements Management190
SWOT Analysis191
Release Management193
Software Subcontract Management194
Quality Reviews196
Crisis Management197
Suggested Readings198
Part 5Special Topics in Project Management201
Chapter 16Knowledge Management203
Introduction203
Why Is KM Necessary?205
Sources of Knowledge Capital206
The Potential for Project Management--KM for PM208
Conclusions209
Suggested Readings210
Chapter 17Project Management and the Internet211
Introduction211
Personal Computers, Growth and the Internet214
Implications for Project Management215
The Virtual Office216
An Internet Project Management Model217
Communication217
Recruitment218
Training220
Conclusions220
Appendix ASoftware Engineering Institute221
Introduction221
Mission and Charter222
Products and Services222
Author's Recommendation223
Conclusion223
Appendix BProject Management Institute225
Introduction225
Certification226
International Awards226
Seminars and Education227
Recruitment228
Membership Offerings228
Recommendation228
More Information229
Appendix CAdditional Project Management Resources231
Center for International and Program Management231
Guide to Project Management Web Sites232
International Journal of Project Management232
The International Research Network232
Project Management Institute of Canada232
The Program/Project Management Initiative233
The Project Manager's Reference Site233
The Project Management Forum233
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers233
The International Project Management Help Desk234
Association for Project Management234
ProjectNet234
Professional and Standards Organizations235
Appendix DA Sample Crisis Plan237
Introduction237
Index240

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