Reach for a higher measure of success An information technology project can be on time and within budget, but that doesn't mean it will be successful. The real measure of success is the value that the project delivers to the organization. Now revised, this Second Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle and for integrating project management and IT concepts, tools, and techniques. Highlights of the Second Edition * New Chapter 12 on Project Procurement Management and Outsourcing. * New Chapter 13 on Project Leadership, Ethics, and Multicultural Projects. * Takes you through the different phases of the project life cycle, and introduces the concepts and tools that are appropriate for each specific phase of the project. * Incorporates nine areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) into the basic concepts associated with information systems management and software engineering. * Chapter-opening vignettes, which comprise a continuing case about Husky Air (an air charter company), describe situations faced by project managers and teams undertaking IT projects. * Chapters feature integrated hands-on case assignments. * Includes a trial version of MS Project(TM).
The 5th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle. The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that eac
Introduces you to the basics of project management. This book addresses the needs for an academic student project providing useful hints and guidance. It also describes contexts for project management including coverage of systems development lifecycles (including evolutionary and agile methods), managing change, teamwork and professional ethics.
This volume is the latest addition to the Cases on Information Technology Series, a series which provides a collection of case studies focusing on IT implementation in organizations. The cases included in Cases on Information Technology: Lessons Learned, Volume 7 cover a variety of IT initiatives, including enterprise systems, wireless technologies, rebuilding operating systems after destruction, and implementation within non-profit organizations. Each case includes integral information regarding organizations working with IT, including key individuals involved, intelligent steps taken or perhaps overlooked, and the final project outcomes. This volume is useful to IT managers and researchers, as it describes various scenarios of IT implementation and also unfortunate downfalls. Using the real-life situations as facilitators for classroom discussion, professors and students will benefit as well from this collection of cases.
This book contains a selection of articles from The 2014 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST'14), held between the 15th and 18th of April in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent results and innovations, current trends, professional experiences and challenges of modern Information Systems and Technologies research, technological development and applications. The main topics covered are: Information and Knowledge Management; Organizational Models and Information Systems; Intelligent and Decision Support Systems; Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools; Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems; Radar Technologies; Human-Computer Interaction; Health Informatics and Information Technologies in Education.
The 4th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle. The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.
"This book provides a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms that reflect the growing trends, issues, and applications of technology project management"--Provided by publisher.
Market_Desc: IT Professionals Special Features: · Uses the concept of MOV to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle· Presents more hands-on, practical exercises at the end of every chapter to show how the concepts are applied in the field· Updates and reorganizes the chapters to improve the flow of topics· Prepares readers for the PMP certification exam with a new appendix· Incorporates nine areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) into the basic concepts About The Book: This book provides IT project managers with the tools to create Measurable Organizational Value (MOV). This edition presents more hands-on, practical exercises at the end of every chapter to show how the concepts are applied in the field. The chapters have been updated and reorganized to improve the flow of topics. An appendix that discusses how to prepare for the PMP certification exam is also included. It will help IT professionals gain the skills to achieve a higher level of success.
Until now, Lean thinking has been narrowly focused on physical processes, causing serious shortcomings and failures in obtaining Lean benefits. Lean Performance ERP Project Management integrates strategy, people, process, and information technology into a project management methodology that applies Lean thinking to all processes. It uses Lean principles, tools, and practices to improve and then continuously improve management decision processes, information/support processes, and their linkages to Lean physical processes. It allows you to start with your existing process, and then develop process performance improvements and measurements. If you're tired of information technology project failures or poor results, and all the "after project" rework, Lean Performance ERP Project Management will be a breath of fresh air. It helps you achieve system integration and provides an on-going Continuous Improvement tool after implementation. By showing you how to develop and utilize process workflow standards, it provides you with a road map to successful Lean Transformation. Lean Performance is the product of the trial and error project applications of many business process and performance improvement methodologies, based on the author's considerable practical management and consulting experience. When you recognize the strength of the business, i.e. people and processes, you can enhance your company culture of continuous improvement.