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Information Technology Project Management, Revised, 7th Edition

  • Kathy Schwalbe Augsburg College
  • ISBN-10: 1285847091  |  ISBN-13: 9781285847092
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2010
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.25
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Introduce your students to 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 text to apply all ten project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Students 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 your readers have the foundation to manage IT projects with success. The REVISED Seventh Edition has updated Appendix A for Microsoft Project 2013.

Features and Benefits

  • NEW AGILE CASE DEMONSTRATES HOW THIS IMPORTANT METHOD APPLIES TO TODAY'S SOFTWARE PROJECTS. A new Agile case added to Chapter 3 familiarizes students with this quick-paced project management method for software projects. Students see this approach in action with its advantages and disadvantages as an alternative to waterfall project management.
  • NEW CHAPTER ON PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT FURTHER PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS. This edition provides an entire new chapter (Ch. 13) Project Stakeholder Management. The 2012 PMBOK® Guide made project stakeholder management a new knowledge area to emphasize its importance, and being able to identify stakeholders, plan stakeholder management, and manage and control stakeholder engagement is essential, especially for IT projects.
  • UPDATED RESEARCH, EXAMPLES, AND END OF CHAPTER MATERIALS. This edition provides up-to-date research on trends in project management and IT applications development, new examples of projects that went right and wrong, and updated end of chapter materials to include discussion questions and exercises related to agile, mobile technologies, and other recent trends.
  • RECENT UPDATES THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION REFLECT THE LATEST CHANGES IN TODAY'S PMP EXAM. Content throughout the text and in Appendix B now reflects the latest changes made in the PMP exam. Most of these updates address the most recent updates throughout the PMBOK® Guide and demonstrate how professional responsibility questions have changed.
  • NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MINDVIEW SOFTWARE INTRODUCES READERS TO THIS LEADING SOFTWARE TOOL. Now your students can learn to take full advantage of the popular MindView project management software as they discover how to create mind maps to maximize productivity in meetings, transform ideas into actionable steps, and develop and share solid, detailed project plans. This edition includes examples of creating a work breakdown structure with a mind map and easily converting it into a Gantt chart with MindView Business software. A special 60-day trial of this Windows-based software is available from www.matchware.com/itpm.
  • NEW, UPDATED EXAMPLES FROM FAMILIAR, LEADING ORGANIZATIONS ILLUSTRATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ACTION. New examples highlight information technology project management at work in real companies that students will recognize from the news. These timely, relevant examples help illustrate the real-world applications and impact of key project management concepts.
  • UPDATES REFLECT DETAILS OF THE LATEST PMBOK® GUIDE, FIFTH EDITION. Prepare your students for PMBOK® success with the latest information available. This edition is fully updated based on the exposure draft of the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition. Up-to-the-minute content describes new processes in detail and provides more specifics and examples of their output.
  • FRESH NEW EXAMPLES, LEARNING FEATURES, AND CASES PROVIDE CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE. Students gain important practice for the business world with engaging exercises, ongoing cases and updated learning features, including What Went Right?, What Went Wrong?, Best Practice, Media Snapshot, and the new Global Issues feature. Appendix C includes information on three different project management simulation tools available as a separate purchase, along with discounts for mentioning this text.
  • FULL INSTRUCTOR RESOURCE PACKAGE OFFERS TIME-SAVING PREPARATION AND TEACHING SOLUTIONS. You will find all of the time-saving resources you need to create a dynamic course with the book's complete supplement package, available online or on CD-ROM. An Instructor's Manual, Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, ExamView™ test bank, Syllabi, Student Data Files and CourseMate Premium Website provide additional instructional support and guidance.
  • UPDATES LINK TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK®). Fully updated content provides the latest links to the Project Management Body of Knowledge to ensure your students have the most recent information and tools at their fingertips.
  • DETAILED GUIDE FOR USING MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2013 DEMONSTRATES HOW TO MAXIMIZE THIS TOOL. Students who are interested can find a complete, detailed guide for using Microsoft® Project 2013 within Appendix A.
  • THOROUGH, TIMELY COVERAGE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS ON-THE-JOB AND IN CERTIFICATION EXAMS. This book carefully details content that is ideal both in preparing students for successful careers in Project Management as well as in equipping them with insights important for excelling in certification exams.
  • ONGOING CASES AND ONLINE TEMPLATES PROVIDE IMPORTANT HANDS-ON PRATICE. Students can view principles in action with new ongoing, contemporary cases. Students also learn to effectively use existing online templates.
  • COURSEMATE SITE OFFERS ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS. This interactive website helps your students make the most of their study time with additional, valuable information technology project management content available through quick quizzes, podcasts, additional cases and projects. Students can also practice with Jeopardy-style quizzes and other resources updated for this new edition.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Project Management.
2. The Project Management and Information Technology Context.
3. The Project Management Process Groups: A Case Study.
4. Project Integration Management.
5. Project Scope Management.
6. Project Time Management.
7. Project Cost Management.
8. Project Quality Management.
9. Project Human Resource Management.
10. Project Communications Management.
11. Project Risk Management.
12. Project Procurement Management.
13. Project Stakeholder Managements.
Appendix A: Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2013.
Appendix B: Advice for the Project® Management Professional Exam (PMP) and Related Certifications.
Appendix C: Additional Running Cases and Software.

What's New

  • The REVISED 7e offers a fully updated Appendix A: A Guide to Using Microsoft® Project 2013.
  • A new Agile case added to Chapter 3 familiarizes students with this quick-paced project management method for software projects. Students see this approach in action with its advantages and disadvantages as an alternative to waterfall project management.
  • This edition provides an entire new chapter (Ch. 13) covering Project Stakeholder Management. The 2012 PMBOK® Guide made project stakeholder management a new knowledge area to emphasize its importance, and being able to identify stakeholders, plan stakeholder management, and manage and control stakeholder engagement is essential, especially for IT projects.
  • This edition provides up-to-date research on trends in project management and IT applications development, new examples of projects that went right and wrong, and updated end of chapter materials to include discussion questions and exercises related to agile, mobile technologies, and other recent trends. Updated exercises and running cases now include mobile application development and health care information systems.
  • Content throughout the text and in Appendix B now reflects the latest changes made in the PMP exam. Most of these updates address the most recent updates throughout the PMBOK® Guide and demonstrate how professional responsibility questions have changed.
  • Now your students can learn to take full advantage of the popular MindView project management software as they discover how to create mind maps to maximize productivity in meetings, transform ideas into actionable steps, and develop and share solid, detailed project plans. This edition includes examples of creating a work breakdown structure with a mind map and easily converting it into a Gantt chart with MindView Business software. A special 60-day trial of this Windows-based software is available from www.matchware.com/itpm.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kathy Schwalbe

As a professor in the Department of Business Administration at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Dr. Kathy Schwalbe teaches courses in project management, problem solving for business, systems analysis and design, information systems projects, and strategic technology. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where she taught a graduate-level course in project management in the engineering department. A frequently requested speaker and consultant, Dr. Schwalbe provides training and consulting services to numerous organizations and addresses professionals at several conferences each year.