Project Management for Information Systems Fifth Edition

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Project Management for Information Systems Fifth Edition

Contents:
  1. Types of information systems projects
  2. Business strategy and information systems
  3. The business case
  4. The organizational framework
  5. The programme and project support office
  6. Development lifecycles and approaches
  7. The profile of a project
  8. Project planning: understanding the work
  9. Project planning: estimating
  10. Project planning: scheduling and resourcing
  11. Monitoring progress
  12. Exercising control
  13. Reporting progress
  14. Managing quality
  15. Managing risk
  16. Value engineering and value management
  17. Selling the project
  18. Managing stakeholders
  19. Managing suppliers
  20. Managing change
  21. Leadership and performance
  22. Managing the team
  23. The project manager
  24. Developing your career
  25. Bodies of knowledge and standards




We are very pleased to present this fifth edition of Project Management for
Information Systems. As with its predecessors, our ‘target audience’ fall into four
groups:
***IS project managers and systems developers who find themselves responsible for
managing systems projects. Newcomers to this activity will find much that
will be of help to them; and we also hope that older hands will find some
new ideas to help them tackle the job with new enthusiasm.
n Students of information systems and project management. Not everything can
be learned from books. Oscar Wilde said that ‘experience is the name everyone
gives to their mistakes’, and throughout the book we have included
advice based on experience gained the hard way.
***Part-time developers. Many people are drawn into the development of application
systems and have no need to understand all the duties of the project
leader. Selected reading can, however, help you in understanding how your
activities fit into the whole scheme and will, we hope, lead to better project
management.
***People working in programme and project support offices. PPSOs are now an
increasingly common feature of project organizations and many people find
themselves working in a PPSO role without much or any previous experience
of projects or project management. There is a specific chapter (Chapter 5)
on this subject and we feel that the rest of the book should be accessible to
them and will perhaps fill in some of the gaps in their understanding of IS
project management.

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