Methods of IT Project Management by Jeffrey L. Brewer

By Jeffrey L. Brewer

Designed for graduate, complex undergraduate, and practitioner undertaking administration classes with a data know-how concentration, Methods of IT venture Management is equipped round the undertaking administration physique of information (PMBOK). The textual content presents scholars with all the thoughts, suggestions, and techniques present in the prime undertaking administration reference books, whereas additionally conveying functional wisdom which may instantly be utilized in real-world settings. not like different books during this box, the cloth is prepared based on the series of the undertaking administration lifestyles cycle from preliminary assessment, via initiation, execution, and regulate, to shut out. Following this existence cycle, instead of overlaying the cloth by means of wisdom region, permits scholars to concurrently examine venture administration thoughts and strategies even as they boost abilities they could use instantly in the course of and upon final touch of the course.

The undertaking administration specialist (PMP) certification issued by way of the undertaking administration Institute (PMI) is the world's major certification during this box. to aid scholars organize, the authors have committed an appendix to perform research questions and provides precious suggestion on getting ready for and passing the PMP examination. on the finish of every bankruptcy, the textual content presents a number of mini-cases in response to the subject matter of a working case learn that extends throughout the complete e-book. The mini-cases supply extra possibilities for college kids to use venture administration innovations and methods, and they're perfect for exciting classification discussions and debates. additionally, those circumstances additionally current thought-provoking situations to problem the extra complicated student.

This replaces the first variation by means of Prentice corridor (ISBN# 978-0132367257).

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The tracking of inventory is also an issue—not only of the machines—but also of parts and other support equipment. The ordering and management of our music inventory—the CDs that are installed in jukeboxes, and believe it or not, we still have people who want the old 45s jukeboxes. Also, there are issues with the management of the prize inventory for redemption games and those games such as cranes and the like where you can win prizes such as stuffed animals. Kevin What do you mean by redemption?

Organizational Structures (Formal and Informal) Many organizations publish, at least internally, their formal structure in the form of a chart ­similar to those shown in the following pages. The structure shows the official line of authority, all the departments that exist, and (at least by title) the major responsibilities of each. Many small to medium organizations might not have officially created o ­ rganizational charts for many reasons. If an organization does not have one, a project manager should ­develop one to make sure he or she understands the authority relationships.

Moving to a more supportive model for project management is one way to do this. We will continue our discussion of contemporary IT ­organizational structures and their impact later in this chapter. S. Department of Defense (DOD) is credited with bringing formal project management processes and tools to the forefront in the United States. Many people believe the Manhattan Project in the early 1940s (involved in the d ­ evelopment of the first atomic bomb) was the first application of modern project management because it had a separate project manager and a technical manager; however, others would argue that the roots of current project management tools and practices date to the late 1950s.

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