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IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Third Edition

IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Third Edition
Author: Joseph Phillips
ISBN 13: 9780071700436
ISBN 10: 71700439
Edition: 3
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2010-03-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $57.00

Master IT Project Management

This practical, up-to-date guide explains how to successfully manage an IT project and prepare for CompTIA Project+ certification. IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Third Edition walks you through each step of the IT project management process, covering critical strategies for on-time and within-budget projects. You'll get proven methods for initiating a project, selecting qualified team members, conferring with management, establishing communication, setting realistic timetables, tracking costs, and closing a project.

Learn how to:

  • Define project requirements and create the project charter
  • Create a feasibility study and establish project priority
  • Determine strategy and obtain management approval
  • Manage project scope and determine project expenses
  • Build the project management plan
  • Organize and lead a project team
  • Track progress and calculate the Cost Performance Index (CPI)
  • Implement changes to the project plan
  • Perform continuous quality management
  • Complete the project and assess deliverables

On the CD:

  • CompTIA Project+ practice exam
  • Project management video training from the author
  • Ready-to-use templates and worksheets
  • Complete e-book

Joseph Phillips, PMP, CompTIA Project+, is the Director of Education for Project Seminars. He is the author of PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Second Edition; CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition; CBAP Certified Business Analysis Professional All-in-One Exam Guide; and PgMP Program Management Professional All-in-One Exam Guide.

Library Journal

While this title prepares readers for the CompTIA IT Project+ exam, it will assist anyone thrust into an IT project management role. It highlights the unique challenges of technology projects, shows how to define clearly a project's parameters and goals, and explains how smaller steps fit into the overall objective. Quizzes and exercises following each chapter help prepare readers for the exam and allow them to practice thinking about technology projects. The accompanying CD-ROM includes a trial version of Microsoft Project 2000. Appropriate for larger public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.