Managing Information Technology Projects: Applying Project Management Strategies to Software, Hardware, and Integration Initiatives

  • 3h 52m
  • James Taylor
  • 2004

With software and hardware development techniques improving constantly, it’s surprising to learn that more than half of all technology projects overrun their schedules and budgets by 200 percent or more. Computerworld magazine recently reported several surveys showing that project failure is overwhelmingly traceable to poorly defined project organization, a lack of training, weak executive support, inconsistent methods and policies, and other readily addressed factors.

Managing Information Technology Projects gives systems project managers field-proven tools and step-by-step methodologies to start and complete every project—hardware, software, or integration—within prescribed parameters. Coverage includes:

  • Organizing information technology project teams and developing project plans
  • Risk management issues for IT projects
  • Systems engineering
  • Customer requirements and service
  • Project monitoring, control, closeout, and assessment

About the Author

James Taylor is a senior adviser at ESI International, the largest provider of project management training in the U.S. He is the author of A Survival Guide for Project Managers.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Foundations of Project Management
  • Information Technology Project and Systems Life Cycles: Project Management and Team Activities
  • Identifying and Developing Customer Requirements
  • Organizing the Project Team
  • Developing the Information Technology Project Plan
  • Risk Management in Information Technology Projects
  • Systems Engineering: The Hub of Project Management
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Rapid Development in IT Projects
  • Principles of Project Closeout
  • Customer Service—Finishing the Project