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Managing information technology projects : applying project management strategies to software, hardware, and integration initiatives
Taylor, James, 1937-
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New York : American Management Association, [2004]

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xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
The foundations of project management -- Information technology project and systems life cycles : project management and team activities -- Identifying and developing customer requirements -- Organizing the project team -- Developing the information technology project plan -- Risk management in information technology projects -- Systems engineering : the hub of project management -- Project monitoring and control -- Rapid development in IT projects -- Principles of project closeout -- Customer service--finishing the project.
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With software and hardware development techniques improving constantly, it's surprising to learn that more than half of all technology projects overrun their schedules and budgets by 200 percent or more. Computerworld magazine recently reported several surveys showing that project failure is overwhelmingly traceable to poorly defined project organization, a lack of training, weak executive support, inconsistent methods and policies, and other readily addressed factors. Managing Information Technology Projects gives systems project managers field-proven tools and step-by-step methodologies to start and complete every project - hardware, software, or integration - within prescribed parameters. Coverage includes: * Organizing information technology project teams and developing project plans * Risk management issues for IT projects * Systems engineering * Customer requirements and service * Project monitoring, control, closeout, and assessment" "

Author Notes

James Taylor has more than 30 years' experience in projects and program management in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a Senior Advisor at ESI International

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chapter 1. Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2. The Foundations of Project Managementp. 9
Chapter 3. Information Technology Project and Systems Life Cycles: Project Management and Team Activitiesp. 38
Chapter 4. Identifying and Developing Customer Requirementsp. 74
Chapter 5. Organizing the Project Teamp. 99
Chapter 6. Developing the Information Technology Project Planp. 127
Chapter 7. Risk Management in Information Technology Projectsp. 152
Chapter 8. Systems Engineering: The Hub of Project Managementp. 183
Chapter 9. Project Monitoring and Controlp. 201
Chapter 10. Rapid Development in IT Projectsp. 220
Chapter 11. Principles of Project Closeoutp. 245
Chapter 12. Customer Service--Finishing the Projectp. 255
Indexp. 269