You are previewing How to Cheat at IT Project Management.
O'Reilly logo
How to Cheat at IT Project Management

Book Description

This book is written with the IT professional in mind. It provides a clear, concise system for managing IT projects, regardless of the size or complexity of the project. It avoids the jargon and complexity of traditional project management (PM) books. Instead, it provides a unique approach to IT project management, combining strategic business concepts (project ROI, strategic alignment, etc.) with the very practical, step-by-step instructions for developing and managing a successful IT project. It’s short enough to be easily read and used but long enough to be comprehensive in the right places.

* Essential information on how to provide a clear, concise system for managing IT projects, regardless of the size or complexity of the project
* As IT jobs are outsourced, there is a growing demand for project managers to manage outsourced IT projects
* Companion Web site for the book provides dozens of working templates to help readers manage their own IT projects

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Author
  6. Technical Editor
  7. Author acknowledgments
  8. Foreword
  9. Table of Contents
  10. Chapter 1: What's project management got to do with IT?
    1. Introduction
    2. Business
    3. Overview
    4. Project
    5. Four
    6. Projects
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions
    9. Frequently
  11. Chapter 2: What's corporate strategy got to do with IT?
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview
    3. Aligning
    4. Understanding
    5. Developing
    6. Assessing
    7. Developing
    8. Summary
    9. Solutions
    10. Frequently
  12. Chapter 3: Navigating corporate politics
    1. Introduction
    2. Corporate
    3. Understanding
    4. Understanding
    5. The
    6. Working
    7. Breaking
    8. Effective
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions
    11. Frequently
  13. Chapter 4: Managing the IT project team
    1. Introduction
    2. Today
    3. What
    4. Work
    5. Culture
    6. Men
    7. Developing
    8. Summary
    9. Solutions
    10. Frequently
  14. Chapter 5: Defining IT projects
    1. Introduction
    2. Project
    3. Project
    4. Validating
    5. Defining
    6. Developing
    7. Identifying
    8. Gaining
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions
    11. Frequently
  15. Chapter 6: Organizing IT projects
    1. Introduction
    2. Identifying
    3. Identifying
    4. Identifying
    5. Refining
    6. Defining
    7. Defining
    8. Summary
    9. Solutions
    10. Frequently
  16. Chapter 7: Quality from the ground up
    1. Introduction
    2. Quality
    3. Planning
    4. Monitoring
    5. Testing
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions
    8. Frequently
  17. Chapter 8: Forming the IT project team
    1. Introduction
    2. Identifying
    3. Identifying
    4. Defining
    5. Acquiring
    6. Forming
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions
    9. Frequently
  18. Chapter 9: Planning IT projects
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating
    3. Creating
    4. Creating
    5. Creating
    6. Identifying
    7. Planning
    8. Finalizing
    9. Summary
    10. Solutions
    11. Frequently
  19. Chapter 10: Managing IT projects
    1. Introduction
    2. Initiating
    3. Monitoring
    4. Managing
    5. Managing
    6. Managing
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions
    9. Frequently
  20. Chapter 11: Tracking IT projects
    1. Introduction
    2. Technical
    3. Testing
    4. Preparing
    5. Resolving
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions
    8. Frequently
  21. Chapter 12: Closing out IT projects
    1. Introduction
    2. Closing
    3. Preparing
    4. Final
    5. Review
    6. Administrative
    7. Final
    8. Summary
    9. Solutions
    10. Frequently
  22. Index
  23. Instructions for online access