Project Management for Modern Information Systems

Brandon, Daniel M.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 31 de dez. de 2005 - 417 páginas

In the past, project success has been defined too narrowly as simply meeting time and cost constraints for a given scope of work. However, in order for an IT project to be completely successful that basic definition of success needs to be extended to include meeting return on investment expectations, product quality, stakeholder satisfaction, security, maintainability and adaptability. Also, the formal methods and tools of the project management discipline need to evolve to address the changes in modern software engineering and our high-tech global workplaces.

With this broader and more appropriate definition of success, IT project management techniques and tools can be modernized, extended, and otherwise focused to be more effective. Project Management for Modern Information Systems describes and illustrates practices, procedures, methods, and tools for IT project management that address this extended definition of project success for modern times.


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Chapter I Todays IT Environment
Chapter II Critical Success Factors for IT Projects
Chapter III Project Selection and Initiation
Chapter IV The Project Management Discipline
Chapter V The Software Engineering Discipline
Chapter VI Project Overall Planning
Chapter VII Developing the Schedule and Cost Plan
Chapter VIII Risk Planning and Management
Chapter XI Change and Closeout Management
Chapter XII Procurement and Outsourcing
Chapter XIII Stakeholder Management
Chapter XIV Performance Reporting and Earned Value Analysis
Chapter XV Software Systems for Project Management
Chapter XVI Managing Multiple Projects
Glossary and Acronyms
About the Author

Chapter IX Project Execution and Control
Chapter X Managing Quality

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Dan Brandon obtained a BS from Case Western Reserve University, an MS, and PhD in Engineering University of Connecticut; his PhD specialization was in computer methods. Before returning to the university environment, Dr. Brandon accumulated over thirty years of commercial experience in both the IT technical and management arenas. He is currently a Professor of Information Technology Management (ITM) and chairperson of that department at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, TN. He has been published in a number of books, journals, and conference proceedings. He is a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM), the Information Resource Management Association (IRMA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He continues to do consulting with a number of companies both locally and internationally. Currently he is involved in the design and development of comprehensive open source software systems for project management and other business applications. [Editor]

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