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Project management
Tinnirello, Paul C.
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Boca Raton : Auerbach, [2000]

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xiii, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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T58.64 .P764 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Project Management covers the full range of issues of vital concern to IT managers working in today's hurry-up, budget-conscious business environment. The handbook provides valuable advice and guidance on how to get projects finished on-time, within budget, and to the complete satisfaction of users, whether a high-tech, low-tech, financial, manufacturing, or service organization. Project Management Handbook brings together contributions from an all-star team of more than 40 of experts working at leading enterprise organizations and consulting firms across America, and around the world. With the help of dozens of fascinating and instructive case studies and vignettes, reporting experiences in a wide range of business sectors, those experts share their insights and experience and extrapolate practicable guidelines and actions steps that project managers can put to work on their current projects.

Table of Contents

Nancy Blumenstalk MingusTom L. Roberts, Jr. and Michael L. Gibson and William N. LedbetterHoward W. MillerRalph L. KliemPolly Perryman KuverLarry D. RungeAbbas HeiatRobert DeMichiellErwin MartinezRobert E. UmbaughChristine B. TayntorRichard H. Deane and Thomas B. Clark and A.P. (Dennis) YoungJohn Windsor and Leon A. Kappelman and Carl Stephen GuynesKwasi Amoako-Gyampah and Kathy B. WhiteDana T. Edberg and Fritz H. GrupeJames R. ColemanRaghu Nath and Albert L. LedererClinton O. Longenecker and Jack L. Simonetti and Mark MuliasNaomi KartenRaoul J. FreemanJoseph JudenbergNathan J. MullerCraig A. SchillerS. Yvonne ScottRichard D. HaysDavid M. MasseyFrederick Gallegos and Loida Tison-DualanRalph L. KliemRalph L. KliemJon William ToigoMark M. KleinSteve MarRichard W. KoontzDuncan M. WitteRalph L. Kliem and Irwin S. LudinJames A. WardDana T. EdbergStanley H. StahlRobert F. Kniestedt and Pamela A. HagerRoger S. PressmanStanley H. Stahl
Introductionp. ix
Section I Project Management Essentialsp. 1
1 Seven Steps for Highly Effective Project Managementp. 3
2 Effective Systems Development: The Experts' Advicep. 11
3 Project Management: A Structured Frameworkp. 23
4 Collecting Project Informationp. 41
5 Risk Management: The Safety Net for Project Schedules and Budgetsp. 51
6 Guidelines for Making and Using Project Estimatesp. 61
7 A Model for Estimating Small-Scale Software Developmentp. 73
8 Strategic Planning for Acquiring and Managing Computer Resourcesp. 85
9 Large-Scale IS Project Managementp. 99
Section II Managing Business Relationshipsp. 113
10 Corporate Lessons for the IS Managerp. 115
11 Partnership: The Key to Successful Systems Development in a TQM Companyp. 125
12 Linking Project Outcomes to Customer Needsp. 139
13 Managing End-User Development in a Client/Server Environmentp. 149
14 Managing User-Driven Systems Developmentp. 157
15 Tips for Effectively Managing User Expectations During System Developmentp. 167
16 Project Team Work: How To Make It Happenp. 177
17 Team Building for IS Successp. 185
18 Survival Skills for the Information Systems Professionalp. 195
19 Assessing Customer Perceptionsp. 203
Section III Effectively Managing Outsourced Projectsp. 213
20 Outsourced Systems Developmentp. 215
21 Applications Maintenance Outsourcingp. 225
22 Outsourcing Network Management and Information Systemsp. 233
23 Certification of Externally Developed Softwarep. 247
24 Audit and Control of Information Systems Outsourcingp. 257
25 Improving IT Performance as an Outsourcing Alternativep. 269
26 Contracting with Consultant for Computer Servicesp. 277
Section IV Managing Special Projectsp. 293
27 SAP Implementation and Controlp. 295
28 Keeping Client/Server Projects on Track with Project Managementp. 305
29 Project Management Solutions for the Year 2000 Crisisp. 319
30 Disaster Recovery Planning Tools and Management Optionsp. 333
31 Reengineering Methodologies and Toolsp. 345
32 Controlling Major Systems Integration Projectsp. 355
33 An Object-Oriented Strategy for Reintegrating IS into Mainstream Managementp. 365
34 Economic Evaluation of Data Warehouse Projectsp. 375
Section V Measuring and Improving Project Management Successp. 389
35 Evaluating Project Performancep. 391
36 Completing Projects Successfullyp. 401
37 Creating and Implementing a Balanced Measurement Programp. 409
38 Negotiating Conditions for Project Successp. 425
39 Continuous Process Improvement in Systems Developmentp. 433
40 Assessing and Improving the Software Development Processp. 449
41 Improving Productivity Strategically and Tacticallyp. 463
About the Editorp. 471
Indexp. 473