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Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management

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Computer technology provides the opportunity for innovation and progress in the daily operations and initiatives of corporations. Despite the positive elements of integrating technology into the workplace, corporations continue to struggle with the challenges created by rapid technological advancements. Modern Techniques for Successful IT Project Management brings together academic research and professional practice to examine the complexity of implementing technology into the structure and organization of a corporation’s ventures. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, professionals, and upper-level university students working in the fields of project management, information systems, and IT project management interested in the methodologies and research necessary to improve the impact of Information Technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: Resource Allocation through Scheduling Optimization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: THE PROBLEM
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. THE SOLUTION
    6. ACTUAL APPLICATION AND RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION AND NEW DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: IT Project Alignment in Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    6. ENTERPRISE IMAGES
    7. STAKEHOLDERS
    8. GOALS
    9. IT PROJECT
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. FUTURE RESEARCH
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: CMMI Implementation and Results
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER WORK
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: A Coordination Perspective on Agile Software Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. DISCUSSION
    5. CONTRIBUTIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Systems Development Process Improvement Using Principles from Organization Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OUTLINE OF THE PAPER
    4. DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATION MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY THROUGH ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
    5. METHODOLOGY INTRODUCTION AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AS ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. APPENDIX: THE PROCESS ASSESSMENT PROCESS
  13. Chapter 6: Strategic Software Project Governance and Learning through Project Portfolio Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOFTWARE PROJECTS, PROGRAMS, AND PORTFOLIOS
    4. RATIONALE FOR USING STRATEGIC SOFTWARE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    5. A METHODOLOGY FOR STRATEGIC SOFTWARE PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    6. ENHANCING SSPPM WITH INSTITUTIONALIZED ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Agile Project Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORY ON MOTIVATION AND CREATIVITY
    5. EVALUATING AGILE PRACTICES
    6. EVALUATING AGILE PRAXIS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Towards Effective Teaching in Project Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CURRENT ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEACHING
    4. IMPACTS TO STUDENT LEARNING QUALITY AND EXPERIENCE
    5. NOVEL METHODS TO ENHANCE THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEACHING AND LEARNING
    6. EVALUATIONS OF THE INVENTED METHODS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: IT Outsourcing Success Factors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW
    6. DATA COLLECTION
    7. DATA ANALYSIS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    10. LIMITATIONS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: A Framework of Risk in Global IT Projects and Mitigation Strategies from Service-Oriented Architecture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT
    4. CASE STUDIES
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Distributed IS Development Projects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE CHALLENGING TASK OF IS DEVELOPMENT
    3. DISTRIBUTED IS DEVELOPMENT: WHAT IT IS AND CHALLENGES
    4. UNDERSTANDING DISTRIBUTED IS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: SOA Governance Considerations for Successful Project Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HIS/IT PROJECT’S CHALLENGES AND SOA GOVERNANCE SOLUTIONS
    4. IT AND SOA GOVERNANCE
    5. SOA GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK
    6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Cross-Sector Collaboration between Business and Non-Business Actors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH SETTING
    5. ANALYSIS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Why Change Programmes Don't Produce Change
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PATTERNS OF UNDERPERFORMANCE AND FAILURE
    4. UNPICKING THE PROPENSITY FOR FAILURE
    5. FOSTERING A MORE INTEGRATED APPROACH TO INQUIRY AND CHANGE
    6. SURFACING MULTI-LEVEL CHANGE PATHOLOGIES
    7. A HABITUAL RESPONSE TO MULTI-LEVEL CHANGE PATHOLOGIES
    8. PLACING PROGRAMME AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
    9. IMPLICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 15: Evaluation of IT Projects in the Context of Human Performance Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Compilation of References
  24. About the Contributors