Information Technology Project Management, Revised

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Cengage Learning, Jul 22, 2010 - Computers - 704 pages
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Information is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. Information Technology Project Management, REVISED Sixth Edition offers the behind-the-scene aspect of technology. Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this text presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, you cannot assume that what worked even five years ago is still the best approach today. This text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. Information Technology Project Management, REVISED Sixth Edition, is still the only textbook to apply all nine project management knowledge areas: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Also all five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing to information technology projects. MS Project 2010 CD comes with the Revised 6e of Schwalbe.
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This is the worst book ever written. Talk about lack of organizational skills. I don't think there isn't a page that doesn't reference to another chapter. Let me show you one paragraph: "In addition to providing the basis for estimating activity durations, estimating activity resources provides vital information for project cost estimating (Chapter 7), project human resource management (Chapter 9), project communications management (chapter 10), project risk management (Chapter 11), and project communciations management (Chapter 12)." No kidding, that is in Chapter 6 page 222. Are they kidding? I am learning about activities durations, why do I care what is in the other chapters right then? And if I really wanted to know that, I could simply go to the table of contents, right? This book made me lose complete interest in this class. I LOVED the idea of project management. This book squashed it. It's continual references to other chapters made reading this like watching paint dry. Sorry to the writer, but you need better organizational skills.  

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About the author (2010)

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.

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