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Project Management Best Practices for IT Professionals

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ISBN-10: 0130219142

ISBN-13: 9780130219145

Edition: 2001

Authors: Prentice-Hall Staff, Richard Murch

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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. Start by mastering the fundamentals of project management, including planning, reporting, team building, and team leadership. Understand the entire project lifecycle: planning, analysis, design, construction, testing, rollout, and beyond. Learn practical ways to respond to incessant changes in market conditions, resources, requirements and schedules; and learn how to manage risks and problems more effectively. Master today's latest rapid software development methodologies and techniques; and discover how to handle the unique challenges of IT and knowledge management projects. Finally, leverage the latest Internet and intranet-based project management tools and resources.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/9/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Who Should Read this Book
Organization of this Book
Introduction to Project Management
Evolution of Project Management
Introduction
Industrial Revolution
Key People in Early Project Management
Other Significant Events
Conclusions
Principles of Project Management
Basic Skills for Project Managers'
Introduction
What Does a Project Manager Do?
Necessary Skills
Manage One Project--or Many?
Project Management Skills Development
Keys to a Successful Skills Management Endeavor
Conclusions
Project Planning and Reporting
Introduction
Project Planning Deliverables
Project Standards
How Much Detail?
Project Status--An Example
Conclusions
Project Teams
Shortages in Information Technology Staff
Need for Retention
The Cost of Information Technology Staff Replacement--An Analysis
Retention--Meeting Needs
Conclusions
The Project Management Lifecycle
Project Lifecycle Overview
Introduction
Lifecycle Process Management
Section Layout and Structure
Phase Checklists
CRUD--Deliverables Matrix
Project Planning Phase
Purpose
Objectives
Activities
Roles
Inputs
Outputs
Milestones
Tools
Analysis and Design Phases
Analysis Phase
Purpose
Objectives
Activities
Roles
Inputs
Outputs
Milestones
Tools
Design Phase
Roles
Inputs
Outputs
Milestones
Tools
Construction Phase
Purpose
Objectives
Activities
Roles
Inputs
Outputs
Milestones
Tools
Test Planning and Preparation
Purpose
Objectives
Activities
Roles
Inputs
Outputs
Milestones
Testing Phase
Tools
Preparation Phase
Roll-out Planning and Implementation Phase
Purpose
Objectives
Activities
Roles
Inputs
Outputs
Milestones
Rollout
Project Management Techniques
Project Management Methodologies
Introduction
What Is a Methodology, and Why Use One?
Methodology Structures
Why Use a Methodology?
Author's Prediction
What Are the Products?
A Case in Point
Conclusions
Suggested Readings
Managing Rapid Application Development
Introduction
RAD Concepts
Objectives and Benefits of RAD
The RAD Lifecycle
RAD Project Management Factors
The Roles of the RAD Team Members
Conclusions
Suggested Readings
Managing Risks
Introduction
What Can Happen with No Risk Management
Information Technology Risk Management Objectives
Types of Risk in Project Management
The Risk Management Process
Risk Management Plan
Enterprise Risk Profile
Conclusions
Suggested Readings
Managing Problems
Introduction
Who Uses Problem Solving?
The Problem Solving Model
Other Problem Management Techniques
Conclusions
Suggested Readings
Other Techniques
Introduction
Software Quality Assurance
Configuration Management
Requirements Management
SWOT Analysis
Release Management
Software Subcontract Management
Quality Reviews
Crisis Management
Suggested Readings
Special Topics in Project Management
Knowledge Management
Introduction
Why Is KM Necessary?
Sources of Knowledge Capital
The Potential for Project Management--KM for PM
Conclusions
Suggested Readings
Project Management and the Internet
Introduction
Personal Computers, Growth and the Internet
Implications for Project Management
The Virtual Office
An Internet Project Management Model
Communication
Recruitment
Training
Conclusions
Software Engineering Institute
Introduction
Mission and Charter
Products and Services
Author's Recommendation
Conclusion
Project Management Institute
Introduction
Certification
International Awards
Seminars and Education
Recruitment
Membership Offerings
Recommendation
More Information
Additional Project Management Resources
Center for International and Program Management
Guide to Project Management Web Sites
International Journal of Project Management
The International Research Network
Project Management Institute of Canada
The Program/Project Management Initiative
The Project Manager's Reference Site
The Project Management Forum
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The International Project Management Help Desk
Association for Project Management
ProjectNet
Professional and Standards Organizations
A Sample Crisis Plan
Introduction
Index