Information Technology Project Management: Edition 8

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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.
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Cengage Learning
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Nov 4, 2015
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672
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ISBN
9781305177789
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English
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Computers / Information Technology
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In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere.

Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer, and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. Making Things Happen doesn't cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in a comfortable style and easy tone that emulate the relationship of a wise project manager who gives good, entertaining and passionate advice to those who ask.

Topics in this new edition include:How to make things happenMaking good decisionsSpecifications and requirementsIdeas and what to do with themHow not to annoy peopleLeadership and trustThe truth about making datesWhat to do when things go wrongComplete with a new forward from the author and a discussion guide for forming reading groups/teams, Making Things Happen offers in-depth exercises to help you apply lessons from the book to your job. It is inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, and definitely the one book that you and your team need to have within arm's reach throughout the life of your project.

Coming from the rare perspective of someone who fought difficult battles on Microsoft's biggest projects and taught project design and management for MSTE, Microsoft's internal best practices group, this is valuable advice indeed. It will serve you well with your current work, and on future projects to come.
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.
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Rostoucí objem IT projektů klade stále větší nároky na jejich projektové manažery. Zařaďte se mezi vyhledávané profesionály v řízení projektů tím, že perfektně ovládnete management projektu od jeho začátku až po hotový výsledek. Tento kompletní průvodce vám poskytne veškeré potřebné informace. Kniha od světoznámé autorky, která je uznávanou osobností v oblasti projektového řízení, vychází z ceněného a osvědčeného PMBOK Guide a je nejznámějším průvodcem řízení projektů. Ve dvanácti kapitolách se seznámíte se všemi důležitými oblastmi, které jako projektový manažer musíte řídit. Kniha není ani zdaleka běžnou teoretickou příručkou – obsahuje řadu poznatků, informací a příkladů z praxe, které vám pomohou vyvarovat se chyb při řízení vlastních projektů. V příloze najdete popis Microsoft Project 2010, který je nejpopulárnějším softwarem používaným při řízení projektů. Díky němu si můžete čerstvě nabyté poznatky vyzkoušet v praxi. V knize se mimo jiné naučíte: - Správně odhadnout a kontrolovat rozsah projektu - Řídit čas, náklady a kvalitu projektu - Efektivně pracovat s lidskými zdroji - Využívat všech dostupných prostředků komunikace - Monitorovat a zavčas odhalit případná rizika - Maximalizovat výhody externí spolupráce - Spojit jednotlivé části projektu ve funkční celek Kniha je nepostradatelným zdrojem informací nejen projektové manažery, hodnotné informace v ní najdou i vedoucí vývojových týmů, softwaroví inženýři, IT manažeři a analytici. O autorce: Kathy Schwalbe je profesorkou na Augsburg College v americkém Minneapolisu, kde vyučuje kurzy projektového řízení, řešení problémů v podnikání, systémové analýzy a návrhu, projekty informačních systémů a elektronického obchodu. Poskytuje školicí a konzultační služby pro řadu organizací, přednáší na odborných konferencích. Před svou akademickou kariérou působila ve vzdušných silách, dále jako systémový analytik, projektový manažer, inženýr a konzultant pro informační technologie. Je aktivní členkou institutu PMI.
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