Information Technology Project Management, 5th Edition

Author: Jack T. Marchewka

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118898206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 4663

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.

Information Technology Project Management

Author: Jack T. Marchewka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118911016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 951

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.

Information Technology Project Management, with CD-ROM

Author: Jack T. Marchewka

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118057636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 4887

The new edition of Marchewa's Information Technology Project Management focuses on more simplified chapters, practical examples and the addition of small case studies to every chapter. The text contains the same level of depth and brevity that's simply written and easy to understand as previous issues. Marchewka continues to focus on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle as well as for integrating project management and IT concepts, tools, and techniques.

Managing Complex Projects

A New Model

Author: Kathleen B. Hass,Kathleen B. Hass PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 152309673X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 6539

For organizations to thrive, indeed to survive, in today's global economy, we must find ways to dramatically improve the performance of large-scale projects. Applying the concepts of complexity theory can complement conventional project management approaches and enable us to adapt to the unrelenting change that we ignore at our own peril. Managing Complex Projects: A New Model offers an innovative way of looking at projects and treating them as complex adaptive systems. Applying the principles of complexity thinking will enable project managers and leadership teams to manage large-scale initiatives successfully. • Explore how complexity thinking can be used to find new, creative ways to think about and manage projects • Diagnose complexity on a wide range of projects — from small, independent, short projects to highly complex, longer projects • Understand and manage the complexity of the business problem, opportunity, solution, and other dimensions that come into play when managing large-scale efforts Use the Project Complexity Model to determine the most effective approach to managing all aspects of a project based on the level of complexity involved.

Big Data

Understanding How Data Powers Big Business

Author: Bill Schmarzo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118740009

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5995

Leverage big data to add value to your business Social media analytics, web-tracking, and other technologies help companies acquire and handle massive amounts of data to better understand their customers, products, competition, and markets. Armed with the insights from big data, companies can improve customer experience and products, add value, and increase return on investment. The tricky part for busy IT professionals and executives is how to get this done, and that's where this practical book comes in. Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is a complete how-to guide to leveraging big data to drive business value. Full of practical techniques, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this book explores the technologies involved, as well as how to find areas of the organization that can take full advantage of big data. Shows how to decompose current business strategies in order to link big data initiatives to the organization’s value creation processes Explores different value creation processes and models Explains issues surrounding operationalizing big data, including organizational structures, education challenges, and new big data-related roles Provides methodology worksheets and exercises so readers can apply techniques Includes real-world examples from a variety of organizations leveraging big data Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business is written by one of Big Data's preeminent experts, William Schmarzo. Don't miss his invaluable insights and advice.

Information Technology Project Management, Revised

Author: Kathy Schwalbe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305536983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 8420

Discover exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, REVISED 7E. This one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT) projects that extend well beyond standard project management requirements. No book offers more up-to-the minute insights and software tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide, 5th edition, the global standard for managing projects and earning certification. The book weaves today's theory with successful practices for an understandable, integrated presentation that focuses on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is the only book to apply all ten project management knowledge areas to IT projects. You master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups--initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Intriguing examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, a new Agile case, opportunities with MindView software, and a new chapter on project stakeholder management further ensure you are equipped to manage information technology projects with success. The REVISED Seventh Edition has updated Appendix A for Microsoft Project 2013. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Information Systems for Managers

Text and Cases

Author: Gabe Piccoli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118057619

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 5355

The two versions of Piccoli: a second edition of IS for Managers: Text and Cases and a first edition of a text only version, titled Essentials of IS for Managers offer an engaging, non-academic style and actionable frameworks to help readers develop value added IT-dependent strategic initiatives. The version with cases offers an "all in one" book for those who don't want to choose their own cases. Each case has extensive notes prepared by the author to help teach a meaningful course. Part III on "The Strategic use of IS" offers unique and useful frameworks that MBAs will be able to put into practice.

Software Evolution and Maintenance

Author: Priyadarshi Tripathy,Kshirasagar Naik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470603410

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 9360

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1935589814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 9011

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 each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Database Systems: Design, Implementation, & Management

Author: Carlos Coronel,Steven Morris

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337627909

Category: Computers

Page: 50

View: 6795

Gain a solid foundation in database design and implementation using the practical, easy-to understand approach in DATABASE SYSTEMS: DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND MANAGEMENT, 13E. This market-leading resource provides in-depth coverage of database design, balancing theory and practice with supporting visuals. Completely revised and reorganized coverage of SQL makes the purchase of supplementary SQL programming books unnecessary. SQL is introduced with more examples and simpler explanations that focus on the points most important for a career in the database field. In additional, coverage of Big Data Analytics and NoSQL, including related Hadoop technologies, is now expanded to include a stronger hands-on approach. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Information Technology Project Management

Author: Kathy Schwalbe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177789

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 8329

Readers discover exciting opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This unique book demonstrates principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT). No book offers more insights and tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide. This edition weaves theory with successful practices for an integrated focus on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. This is the only text to apply all 10 project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Readers master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups -- initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Project Management

Process, Technology, and Practice

Author: Ganesh Vaidyanathan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132807180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 632

View: 3939

Project Management: Process, Technology and Practice provides readers with theoretical concepts, applications, the newest technology concepts, a variety of tools and processes, and practical insights to help them understand how to successfully manage projects in a wide variety of industries including software development, information technology, construction, government, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and R&D. This first edition is packed with learning aids, real-time projects, and tools to provide plenty of hands-on practice and to prepare readers for both the PMP and CAPM certification exams.

Ethics in a Computing Culture

Author: William Brinkman,Alton Sanders

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111531102

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 4922

ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE introduces key ideas in moral theory and professionalism to explore the hottest topics in computer ethics. With a unique blend of theory, application, and critical thinking exercises, each chapter underscores the interdisciplinary links between computing and diverse areas of study. Abundant multicultural cases are presented throughout to highlight contrasts and conflicts in ethical perspectives across the globe. ETHICS IN A COMPUTING CULTURE encourages students to continually read, reflect and write to hone sharp critical thinking skills. Students learn that that computing is not a purely technical discipline but one with moral and social implications that affect everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

IT (Information Technology) Portfolio Management Step-by-Step

Unlocking the Business Value of Technology

Author: Bryan Maizlish,Robert Handler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118005058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3701

Praise for IT Portfolio Management Step-by-Step "Bryan Maizlish and Robert Handler bring their deep experience in IT 'value realization' to one of the most absent of all IT management practices--portfolio management. They capture the essence of universally proven investment practices and apply them to the most difficult of challenges--returning high strategic and dollar payoffs from an enterprise's IT department. The reader will find many new and rewarding insights to making their IT investments finally return market leading results." --John C. Reece, Chairman and CEO, John C. Reece & Associates, LLC Former deputy commissioner for modernization and CIO of the IRS "IT Portfolio Management describes in great detail the critical aspects, know-how, practical examples, key insights, and best practices to improve operational efficiency, corporate agility, and business competitiveness. It eloquently illustrates the methods of building and integrating a portfolio of IT investments to ensure the realization of maximum value and benefit, and to fully leverage the value of all IT assets. Whether you are getting started or building on your initial success in IT portfolio management, this book will provide you information on how to build and implement an effective IT portfolio management strategy." --David Mitchell, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc. "I found IT Portfolio Management very easy to read, and it highlights many of the seminal aspects and best practices from financial portfolio management. It is an important book for executive, business, and IT managers." --Michael J. Montgomery, President, Montgomery & Co. "IT Portfolio Management details a comprehensive framework and process showing how to align business and IT for superior value. Maizlish and Handler have the depth of experience, knowledge, and insight needed to tackle the challenges and opportunities companies face in optimizing their IT investment portfolios. This is an exceptionally important book for executive leadership and IT business managers, especially those wanting to build a process-managed enterprise." --Peter Fingar, Executive Partner Greystone Group, coauthor of The Real-Time Enterprise and Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave "A must-read for the non-IT manager who needs to understand the complexity and challenges of managing an IT portfolio. The portfolio management techniques, analysis tools, and planning can be applied to any project or function." --Richard "Max" Maksimoski, Senior Director R&D, The Scotts Company "This book provides an excellent framework and real-world based approach for implementing IT portfolio management. It is a must-read for every CIO staff considering how to strategically and operationally impact their company's bottom line." --Donavan R. Hardenbrook, New Product Development Professional, Intel Corporation

Psychological Consultation and Collaboration in School and Community Settings

Author: A. Michael Dougherty

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285098560

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 2127

With Dougherty's PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SETTINGS, 6th Edition, you will see how human service professionals help others work more effectively to fulfill their work-related or caretaking responsibilities to individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. This practical book uses a proven generic model for application, surveys various approaches to consultation, examines the organizational context of consultation, and reviews the numerous ethical and professional challenges that today's consultants face. As you work through the book, you can develop or refine your own personal model of consultation. Case studies bring concepts to life and help you learn how to deliver services most effectively. This edition includes new content aligned with CACREP and other standards, an increased focus on school-based consultation, new material on cultural diversity, advocacy, social justice, prevention, systems theory, and ecological variables as they affect consultation and collaboration in counseling and psychology, and much more to help you prepare for professional success. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Integrating Project Delivery

Author: Martin Fischer,Atul Khanzode,Dean Reed,Howard W. Ashcraft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470587350

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 610

A revolutionary, collaborative approach to design and construction project delivery Integrated Project Delivery is the first book-length discussion of IPD, the emergent project delivery method that draws on each stakeholder's unique knowledge to address problems before they occur. Written by authors with over a decade of research and practical experience, this book provides a primer on IPD for architects, designers, and students interested in this revolutionary approach to design and construction. With a focus on IPD in everyday operation, coverage includes a detailed explanation and analysis of IPD guidelines, and case studies that show how real companies are applying these guidelines on real-world projects. End-of-chapter questions help readers quickly review what they've learned, and the online forum allows them to share their insights and ideas with others who either have or are in the process of implementing IPD themselves. Integrated Project Delivery brings together the owners, architect, engineers, and contractors early in the development stage to ensure that problems are caught early, and to address them in a collaborative way. This book describes the parameters of this new, more efficient approach, with expert insight on real-world implementation. Compare traditional procurement with IPD Understand IPD guidelines, and how they're implemented Examine case studies that illustrate everyday applications Communicate with other IPD adherents in the online forum The IPD approach revolutionizes not only the workflow, but the relationships between the stakeholders – the atmosphere turns collaborative, and the team works together toward a shared goal instead of viewing one another as obstructions to progress. Integrated Project Delivery provides a deep exploration of this approach, with practical guidance and expert insight.

Secrets of Service Level Management

A Process Owner's Guide (PDF)

Author: Ami Nahari,Stationery Office,Craig J. LaCava

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780113313877

Category:

Page: 305

View: 595

An ITIL process guide that describes how to plan for, design, transition, operate and improve service level management. With a practical focus and real-life examples, this book turns the theory of Secrets of Service Level Management (SLM) into practice. This publication illustrates how service level management interacts with the ITIL service lifecycle and includes real-life examples and experiences.

High Output Management

Author: Andrew S. Grove

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 110197236X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9703

The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

New Perspectives in Information Systems and Technologies

Author: Álvaro Rocha,Ana Maria Correia,Felix . B Tan,Karl . A Stroetmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319059483

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 4506

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.

Unix and Linux

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Eric J. Ray,Deborah S. Ray

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133793885

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 3343

In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from logging in to being root–the authors offer essential coverage of Unix.