Information Technology Project Management, Revised (with Premium Online Content Printed Access Card) Paperback – Jul 22 2010
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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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I would recommend it to project management beginners especially those who work in the IT industry.
Case in point: Chapter 11 Exercise 5 on page 357. Draft an RFP (Request for Proposal) for purchasing laptops for all students, faculty and staff at your college or university. use the outline provided in Figure 11-4. List all the assumptions you made in preparing the RFP.
Sounds like a great assignment, with the exception that an RFP is a very detailed document. In the outline it is also suppose to include a Statement of Work ( a document that should be prepared before an RFP) and schedule information. To do this assignment you basically have to dream up an entire project and do previous prep work in order to write an RFP. Also, this outline is the only example of an RFP in the whole book. There is no example of a completed RFP, after all, this is an "overview" book. I have been researching on the net for sample RFP documents. I have yet to find one that even remotely looks like this outline or follows the criteria in this book.
I spend hours and hours every week just doing the prep work to get my head around this random assignments.Read more ›
There are several project management books out in the market that mostly fall into the following categories - General Project Management, Advanced Project Management, PMP Exam Preparation, and PM Software books. The problem I have had with these books is that there are very few that address IT Project Management and even fewer that use Case Studies throughout. I am in IT Project Management and absolutely require Case Studies to learn any subject thoroughly. Especially a practical subject like Project Management.
This book is perfect for an IT Project Manager because it - covers basic project principles, incorporates the IT view on every topic, has plenty of exercises to prepare for a PM exam (like the PMP or CompTIA's ITProject+), has a very decent section on using Microsoft Project 2000, a 120 day trial version of MS Project 2000 software in case you don't have it, plenty of mini case studies, a real-world running case study of the Northwest Airlines' ResNet project, and an excellent reference list at the end of each chapter. It is clear that the book was aimed at being the perfect reference for any IT Project Manager.
The only downside of this book is that it is very light on all the topics and does not address any advanced topics. But that would have doubled the number of pages in the book and potential been a turn-off to anyone new to the subject. It might not have appealed to an Intermediate level Project Manager either. So I don't feel that this is such a big downside and is actually a positive.Read more ›
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This book alone helped me pass and earn my PMP. Highly recommended.Published 9 months ago by Alie Ang
Follows the PMBOK chapters and the instructor relates to it all the time. Perfect for any Foundations of Project Management course.Published on June 12 2013 by Felipe Machado
Perfect as a companion for the PMBOK guide. Even though it is rated for IT projects, anyone can understand it as it is not written for "techies".Published on Feb. 20 2012 by isalai
This book is being used in my University Project Management course. It's an excellent supplement to the course material. Very informative and good use of applicable examples.Published on Oct. 27 2011 by Richard
The first copy didn't arrive after about 2.5 weeks, so the seller sent another copy, which did arrive after about two weeks. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2011 by Steve Rowsell
A very well outlined and thoroughly filled in book that I'm using as a text for a IT PM course.Published on Oct. 17 2011 by Michelle Cooper
This books go through the essential things that require for business analyst and can help you under stand the various aspect of project management. Read morePublished on March 18 2011 by Waleed Butt
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