Introduction to IT Project Management

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Introduction to IT Project Management provides IT project managers with the practical tools needed to maintain daily operations while managing multiple projects. This valuable reference helps IT project managers, CIOs, and project sponsors understand the IT project environment so that projects can be managed much more efficiently and successfully. Topics include: How projects assist an organization in meeting its strategic objectives; The discipline of project management and its role in organizations; Initiating and planning projects; Estimating project cost and time requirements; Determining availability of resources; Analyzing relevant risks; Developing a realistic, final schedule or budget; Selecting a competent project team; Identifying stakeholders and defining their quality parameters and communication needs; Monitoring and controlling projects; Change management; and, Project audit and closure plus - you'll follow a case study and IT examples throughout the text that demonstrate how key concepts are applied in practice. Also included are suggested forms and techniques for using software.