Complete Guide to Digital Project Management: From Pre-Sales to Post-Production

  • 5h 34m
  • Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
  • Apress
  • 2018

Get a 360-degree view of digital project management. Learn proven best practices from case studies and real-world scenarios. A variety of project management tools, templates, models, and frameworks are covered.

This book provides an in-depth view of digital project management from initiation to execution to monitoring and maintenance. Covering end-to-end topics from pre-sales to post-production, the book explores project management from various dimensions. Each core concept is complemented by case studies and real-world scenarios.

The Complete Guide to Digital Project Management provides valuable tools for your use such as:

  • Frameworks: governance, quality, knowledge transfer, root cause analysis, digital product evaluation, digital consulting, estimation
  • Templates: estimation, staffing, resource induction, RACI
  • Models: governance, estimation, pricing, digital maturity continuous execution, earned value management and effort forecast
  • Metrics: project management, quality

What You’ll Learn

  • Study best practices and failure scenarios in digital projects, including common challenges, recurring problem themes, and leading indicators of project failures
  • Explore an in-depth discussion of topics related to project quality and project governance
  • Understand Agile and Scrum practices for Agile execution
  • See how to apply Quality Management in digital projects, including a quality strategy, a quality framework, achieving quality in various project phases, and quality best practices
  • Be able to use proven metrics and KPIs to track, monitor, and measure project performance
  • Discover upcoming trends and innovations in digital project management
  • Read more than 20 real-world scenarios in digital project management with proven best practices to handle the scenarios, and a chapter on a digital transformation case study

Who This Book Is For

Software project managers, software program managers, account managers, software architects, lead developers, and digital enthusiasts

About the Author

Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar is a Practice Lead & Senior Technology Architect at Infosys Technologies. He is an award-winning digital technology practitioner with skills in technology and practice management and is a highly analytical enterprise architect experienced in the wide spectrum of digital technologies, including enterprise portals, content systems, enterprise search, and other digital technologies. He has over 16 years of industry experience and was the chief architect in building a digital platform which won the “Best Web Support Site 2013” global award. His areas of expertise include digital technologies, software engineering, performance engineering, and digital program management. He is a Guinness world record holder of participation for successfully developing a mobile application in a coding marathon.

Shailesh is deeply focused on enterprise architecture, building alliance partnerships with product vendors, and has a proven track record of executing complex, large-scale programs. He successfully architected and led many engagements for Fortune 500 clients of Infosys and built globally deployed enterprise applications. He also headed a center-of-excellence for digital practice. He led multiple thought-leadership and productivity improvement initiatives and was part of special interest groups (SIG) related to emerging web technologies at his organization.

Shailesh is listed in “Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2017” and has received numerous honors and awards. He has won many prestigious Infosys Awards such as the award for Excellence 2013-14 as a “Multi-talented thought leader" under the “Innovation – Thought Leadership” category, the “Brand ambassador award” for the MFG unit, the “Best employee award”, the delivery excellency award, and multiple spot awards, and he received an honor from the executive vice chairman of his organization. He is featured as “Infy star” in the Infosys Hall of fame and recently led a delivery team which won the “best project team” award at his organization.

Shailesh holds numerous professional certifications such as TOGAF 9 certification, Oracle Certified Master (OCM) in Java EE5 Enterprise Architect certification, IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer, and IBM Certified Solution Architect Cloud Computing Infrastructure. He has authored three technical books on digital technologies and has published 12 technical white papers related to digital technologies. Shailesh has been granted a US patent and has filed three more patent applications, and is a frequent speaker at events such as IEEE conferences and Oracle JavaOne.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Digital Project Management
  • Consulting and Presales in Digital Projects
  • Digital Project Planning
  • Digital Project Estimation and Pricing
  • Models, Tools, and Templates Used in Digital Project Management
  • Digital Project Execution
  • Achieving Quality in Digital Projects
  • Core Digital Project Management Functions
  • People Management in Digital Projects
  • Why Digital Projects Fail?
  • Digital Project Management Best Practices
  • Product Evaluation, Product Migration, and Governance in Digital Projects
  • Trends and Innovation in Modern Digital Solutions
  • Post Production Support and Maintenance in Digital Projects
  • Key Digital Project Management Scenarios
  • Digital Project Management Case Studies
  • Digital Transformation: A Project Management Case Study