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The IT Project Management Answer Book

Author: David Pratt
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Zero in on the answers to your IT project management questions With constrained schedules and anxious stakeholders eager for results, the typical IT project team doesn't have the luxury of wading through lengthy tomes to find solutions. The IT Project Management Answer Book guides you to the specific answers you need to successfully conduct and complete your IT project. Written in an easy-to-use question-and-answer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Pratt
ISBN: 9781567263794 1567263798
OCLC Number: 1019734285
Description: 1 online resource (214 p.)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1: Why Projects Succeed; Success Factors; Q1 Why are IT projects considered so risky?; Q2 What are the key indicators of IT project success and failure?; Q3 How is business value defined in IT projects?; Q4 How do project cost, complexity, and risk affect how a project should be managed?; Project Management Considerations; Q1 Technical resources make the best IT project managersâ#x80;#x94;right?; Q2 What approaches are available to help fill the qualified PM void? Q3 Can anyone with project management experience manage an IT project?Q4 What skills does an IT project manager need to be successful?; Q5 How do you determine the size of a project in order to scale your project management effort appropriately?; Types of IT Projects; Q1 What is the difference between an IT project and a business-oriented project?; Q2 What is a custom software development project?; Q3 What is a COTS package implementation project?; Q4 What is a software package integration project?; Q5 What is an infrastructure project?; Q6 What is a transfer system project? CHAPTER 2: Organizing For SuccessProject Organization; Q1 What constitutes an IT projectâ#x80;#x99;s leadership team?; Q2 What is the Project Steering Committee?; Q3 What is a Project Advisory Group?; Q4 To whom should the IT project manager report?; Project Teams; Q1 What are the different types of resources included on an IT project team?; Q2 What skill sets are needed for the typical IT project team?; Q3 What are the roles and responsibilities of project team members?; Q4 What roles and responsibilities do vendors fill on project teams? Q5 Where do the software developers fit into the project organization?Q6 What is the role of the business analyst on the IT project team?; Q7 Who makes up the technical team for a project?; Q8 What are the qualifications for business team leader for an IT project?; Q9 What are the qualifications for a technical team leader for an IT project?; Q10 What are the qualifications for an implementation team leader?; Q11 Who is on the business team for an IT project?; Q12 How do project team organizations differ based on the types of IT projects? Q13 How do you organize for custom software development projects?Q14 How do you organize for COTS and transfer system projects?; Q15 How do you organize for system modernization projects?; Q16 How do you organize for infrastructure upgrade projects?; Q17 Is the quality assurance analyst a member of the project team?; Project Management Considerations; Q1 What is the role of the IT project manager?; Q2 Who makes the best project managerâ#x80;#x94;a technologist or a businessperson?; Q3 Who handles test management?; Q4 What is the role of the test manager?; Q5 What is communications management?
Responsibility: Pratt, David.

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Zero in on the answers to your IT project management questions With constrained schedules and anxious stakeholders eager for results, the typical IT project team doesn't have the luxury of wading through lengthy tomes to find solutions. The IT Project Management Answer Book guides you to the specific answers you need to successfully conduct and complete your IT project. Written in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, the book covers all aspects of managing an IT project, from initial organizational issues to closeout. Following the classic project management processes, author David Pratt builds on the basics to offer valuable insights not found in other resources, including: • Proven techniques such as the best way to manage defects • How to create performance standards for outside contractors • How to develop a user's manual For more technically inclined team members, the author's plain-speak approach presents a refreshing view of the IT world. For those less technically oriented, he describes the tools and solutions for dealing with IT project challenges in an accessible, straightforward way. Let this information-packed resource lead you and your team to IT project success.

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