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How to Cheat at IT Project Management
By Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Syngress
Pub Date: September 2005
Print ISBN-10: 1-59749-037-7
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-59-749037-5
Pages: 416

Table of Contents  | Index

      Technical Editor
      Author Acknowledgments
      By Susan Snedaker
        Chapter 1.  What's Project Management Got To Do With IT?
      Section 1.1.  Introduction
      Section 1.2.  Business Process Improvement Systems
      Section 1.3.  Overview of Project Management
      Section 1.4.  Project Success Factors
      Section 1.5.  Four Project Constraints
      Section 1.6.  Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
      Section 1.7.  Summary
      Section 1.8.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 1.9.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 2.  What's Corporate Strategy Got To Do With IT?
      Section 2.1.  Introduction
      Section 2.2.  Overview of Corporate Strategy in Today's Environment
      Section 2.3.  Aligning IT with Corporate Strategy: Taking It One Step Further
      Section 2.4.  Understanding Your Company's Strategies
      Section 2.5.  Developing Your IT Strategy
      Section 2.6.  Assessing Your Current IT Environment
      Section 2.7.  Developing Your IT Operational Roadmap
      Section 2.8.  Summary
      Section 2.9.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 2.10.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 3.  Navigating Corporate Politics
      Section 3.1.  Introduction
      Section 3.2.  Corporate Politics: A Primer
      Section 3.3.  Understanding Sources of Power
      Section 3.4.  Understanding Methods of Influence
      Section 3.5.  The Power Paradox
      Section 3.6.  Working Effectively in a Political Environment
      Section 3.7.  Breaking Up Political Logjams
      Section 3.8.  Effective Countermeasures
      Section 3.9.  Summary
      Section 3.10.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 3.11.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 4.  Managing the IT Project Team
      Section 4.1.  Introduction
      Section 4.2.  Today's Management Environment
      Section 4.3.  What People Really Want
      Section 4.4.  Work Styles and the Project Team
      Section 4.5.  Culture Matters
      Section 4.6.  Men, Women, and Technology
      Section 4.7.  Developing High Performance Teams
      Section 4.8.  Summary
      Section 4.9.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 4.10.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 5.  Defining IT Projects
      Section 5.1.  Introduction
      Section 5.2.  Project Management Process Overview
      Section 5.3.  Project Origins
      Section 5.4.  Validating the Project Proposal
      Section 5.5.  Defining the Project
      Section 5.6.  Developing the Project Proposal
      Section 5.7.  Identifying the Project Sponsor
      Section 5.8.  Gaining Validated Project Proposal Approval
      Section 5.9.  Summary
      Section 5.10.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 5.11.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 6.  Organizing IT Projects
      Section 6.1.  Introduction
      Section 6.2.  Identifying Project Objectives
      Section 6.3.  Identifying Stakeholders
      Section 6.4.  Identifying Project Requirements
      Section 6.5.  Refining Project Parameters
      Section 6.6.  Defining Project Infrastructure
      Section 6.7.  Defining Project Processes
      Section 6.8.  Summary
      Section 6.9.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 6.10.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 7.  Quality From the Ground Up
      Section 7.1.  Introduction
      Section 7.2.  Quality Overview
      Section 7.3.  Planning Quality
      Section 7.4.  Monitoring Quality
      Section 7.5.  Testing Quality
      Section 7.6.  Summary
      Section 7.7.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 7.8.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 8.  Forming the IT Project Team
      Section 8.1.  Introduction
      Section 8.2.  Identifying Project Team Requirements
      Section 8.3.  Identifying Staffing Requirements and Constraints
      Section 8.4.  Defining Roles and Responsibilities
      Section 8.5.  Acquiring Needed Staff
      Section 8.6.  Forming the Team
      Section 8.7.  Summary
      Section 8.8.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 8.9.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 9.  Planning IT Projects
      Section 9.1.  Introduction
      Section 9.2.  Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
      Section 9.3.  Creating A Network Diagram
      Section 9.4.  Creating the Project Schedule
      Section 9.5.  Creating the Project Budget
      Section 9.6.  Identifying Project Risks
      Section 9.7.  Planning Project Communications
      Section 9.8.  Finalizing the Project Plan
      Section 9.9.  Summary
      Section 9.10.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 9.11.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 10.  Managing IT Projects
      Section 10.1.  Introduction
      Section 10.2.  Initiating Project Work
      Section 10.3.  Monitoring Project Progress
      Section 10.4.  Managing Project Change
      Section 10.5.  Managing Project Risk
      Section 10.6.  Managing the Project Team
      Section 10.7.  Summary
      Section 10.8.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 10.9.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 11.  Tracking IT Projects
      Section 11.1.  Introduction
      Section 11.2.  Technical Tracking Tools
      Section 11.3.  Testing Project Deliverables
      Section 11.4.  Preparing for Implementation, Deployment, and Operational Transfer
      Section 11.5.  Resolving Common Project Problems
      Section 11.6.  Summary
      Section 11.7.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 11.8.  Frequently Asked Questions
        Chapter 12.  Closing Out IT Projects
      Section 12.1.  Introduction
      Section 12.2.  Closing Out Project Activities
      Section 12.3.  Preparing Final Documentation
      Section 12.4.  Final Project Sign-Off
      Section 12.5.  Review Lessons Learned
      Section 12.6.  Administrative Closure
      Section 12.7.  Final Team Meeting
      Section 12.8.  Summary
      Section 12.9.  Solutions Fast Track
      Section 12.10.  Frequently Asked Questions

How to Cheat at IT Project Management
How to Cheat at IT Project Management
ISBN: 1597490377
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 166

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