Project Management Made Fast and Easy for IT Professionals
Unlike any other book you'll find, this IT project management book synthesizes project management fundamentals, IT processes and procedures, and business fundamentals. Learn how to align your IT projects to the company's strategic objectives. Also learn how to determine which project will solve the right problem at the right time while still delivering high-quality results. You'll become an expert in fine-tuning the work process to ensure projects are completed on time, under budget, and with the required functionality and features. If you've ever wondered how to get on the fast track to CIO...you might just be holding the answer in your hands.
Align IT Projects with Corporate Strategy: Run your IT department more like a business and use IT projects to support or extend the corporate mission.
Navigate Corporate Politics: Develop the skills you need to succeed in a political environment, even if you really dislike company politics.
Effectively Manage Your IT Project Team: Master the complexities of managing teams of people with different work styles, languages, cultures, and generations.
Define and Design Successful IT Projects: Learn the seven major steps of the project management process: define, organize, form the team, plan, manage, track, and close the project.
Build High-Quality Projects from the Ground Up: Deliver higher quality project results using consistent, repeatable, easy-to-use steps.
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) : Delineate the work to be accomplished and identify task owner, entry/exit criteria, and completion criteria.
Mitigate "Scope Creep" in Your Projects: Continually analyze proposed changes to projects and avoid the ripple effect of making unnecessary changes or additions to the scope of your projects.
Manage IT Project Risk, Change, and Variance: Incorporate new tools and techniques to manage the risks that change and variance inject into your IT project.
Complete a Project Audit: Examine your project's goals, achievements, deliverables, and metrics against compliance with scope, time, cost, and quality requirements.
Chapter 1 What's Project Management Got To
Do With IT?
Chapter 2 What's Corporate Strategy Got To
Do With IT?
Chapter 3 Navigating Corporate Politics
Chapter 4 Managing the IT Project Team
Chapter 5 Defining IT Projects
Chapter 6 Organizing IT Projects
Chapter 7 Quality From the Ground Up
Chapter 8 Forming the IT Project Team
Chapter 9 Planning IT Projects
Chapter 10 Managing IT Projects
Chapter 11 Tracking IT Projects
Chapter 12 Closing Out IT Projects