About The Book
"Congratulations! You've just been handed a plum new project-flattering recognition of your expert skills and knowledge. Unfortunately, it could also be a nerve-racking undertaking that could potentially damage your career. Get the help you need with the second edition of information systems project management, the most complete, practical, how-to-do-it guidebook available for managing complex IT projects. Now fully updated, the book shows you step-by-step how to plan, implement, and complete projects that are on time, on budget, and fully functional. And it gives you the tips and tools you need to solve unexpected problems and sidestep app-too-common pitfalls-including dozens of action plans for real-life "what-if" scenarios. You"ll find crucial information on topics including: * The Role of Project Management Office * Project Life Cycles * Project Justification * Project Initiation * Defining the project * Defining the Deliverables * Defining the project objective * Defining the scope * Review and Approval * Systems Development life cycles * Defining and Managing Risk * Project Assumptions and Constraints * Planning for Quality * Defining Project Activities * Establishing Dependencies * Preparing the Schedule * Preparing the project budget * Planning for Implementation * Planning for completion * Building the Team * Tracking Progress * Evaluating Earned Value * Negotiating for Resources * Managing Risks * Solving Overrun Problems * Managing Scope Changes * Managing Quality * Microplanning * Managing Client Expectations * Reporting Status * Closing the Project Whether you're an IT professional who has been handed your first big project or you've been around long enough to see one too many project flounder and fail, let Information Systems Project Management steer you on a clear course to success. "