Until now, books available for information systems project management focused either on information technology or production and operations. Information Systems Project Management reflects new thinking about the need for balance between technology topics and production-operations issues needed to manage successful IS projects.
This text is a project management text that focuses on "high technology." The text is brief and has more applied vs. theoretical coverage. The text will focus on traditional project management topics, i.e., project adoption, planning, scheduling, and implementation, however, Olson will look at these topics from an IS or software perspective.
This book offers a clear and logical exposition of how to plan, organize and monitor projects effectively in order to deliver quality information systems within time, to budget and a high standard. This book is suitable for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying project management and information systems. Practicing managers will also find it to be a valuable tool in their work. Managing information systems projects requires more than technical knowledge and experience in information technology or computing. It also demands a firm understanding of the practical business nature and problems of projects. This book comprehensively addresses both the technical and practical issues arising from the IT project.
Project Management For Information Systems 4th edition "For those studying project management for information systems, this book has no equal. "Roger Atkinson, Bournemouth University Based on practical experience this book provides everything you need to get started on an IS project and to see it through to successful completion, whether you are a student of information systems and project management or a practising project manager. Clear explanation of theory combined with the exploration of a variety of project management methodologies helps the reader develop a thorough understanding of the subject. The mixture of hard and soft topic coverage encourages the development of all the skills needed to successfully manage the team, the individual and the task. Case studies, exercises and good and bad examples from real life help the reader to start putting the theory into context and into practice. This edition contains the most up-to-date thinking on issues such as: Multinational and multicultural projects. Establishing the business case for your project. The latest initiatives in quality, soft systems, extreme programming and virtual teams. "Project Management for Information Systems" is all you need to plan every aspect of an IS project and ensure that it is implemented on time, within budget and to quality standards. www.booksites.net/cadle James Cadle is a director of Assist Knowledge Development and an independent consultant in IT analysis and project management. Donald Yeates is an independent consultant and an associate client director at Henley Management College.
For undergraduate and graduate courses in IT/IS Project Management. Information Systems Project Managementoperates from the assumption that organizational project management is a complex team-based activity, and that various types of technologies are an inherent part of the project management process.
A Hand Book for Managing Projects' Information, Environment and Software
Author: Ayman N Alkhaldi
Publisher: Independently Published
The modern complicated project environment has encouraged management and computer scientists to explore for solution approaches and support systems that could aid project managers in handling project challenges throughout all project phases (project planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling). Project management software have become one of the crucial points in the attempts tominimize cost, effort and time, and to maximize the advantages of project management methods that are required to use scientific solutions in all project phases.This book presents a series of practices, processes and techniques that could aid project managers and project teams to manage projects' information in a systematic way in order to achieve better project outcomes. This book includes an overview on project management information systems; project management environment; managing project information (project information cycle); managingproject management information systems; and project management software and its role in the project success.
The design and implementation of computer-based information systems is not a smooth process and, of the factors involved, none is more critical than the actual management of the process. This new edition contains theory, practice, and advice on the role of the project leader in managing the team, the individual and the task. Armed with these tools the reader will be able to plan every aspect of an IS project and ensure that it is implemented on time, within budget and to quality standards.