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Perspectives and Techniques for Improving Information Technology Project Management

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Perspectives and Techniques for Improving Information Technology Project Management discusses the variety of information systems and how it can improve project management and, likewise, how project management can affect the growth of information systems. Using new frameworks, technologies and methods, this comprehensive collection is useful for professionals, researchers and software developers interested in learning more on this emerging field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. SECTION 1: PROJECT PROCESSES AND METHODOLOGIES
    2. SECTION 2: MEASURING PERFORMANCE
    3. SECTION 3: OUTSOURCING & OFFSHORING PROJECT WORK
    4. SECTION 4: CHALLENGES & NEW PERSPECTIVE
    5. SECTION 5: SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTS AND SECTORS
  6. Section 1: Project Processes and Methodologies
    1. Chapter 1: Human Resource Related Problems in Agile and Traditional Software Project Process Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD AND DATA SET
      5. ANALYSIS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 2: The Impact of Project Management Methodologies on Project Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Measuring Performance
    1. Chapter 3: Information Technology Project Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      5. A FRAMEWORK FOR IT PROJECT SUCCESS AND FAILURE
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 4: Information Technology Project Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
      4. RESEARCH QUESTION
      5. CONTEXT OF THE STUDY
      6. STUDY MEASUREMENT
      7. DATA ANALYSIS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH
      11. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 5: Performance Management in Software Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 6: Software Engineering Productivity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTS
      4. ISSUES
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. CONCLUSIONS
  8. Section 3: Outsourcing and Offshoring Project Work
    1. Chapter 7: Information Systems Outsourcing in Large Companies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 8: Stakeholder Challenges in Information Systems Project Offshoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CHALLENGE OBSERVATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: IT Offshoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
      4. RESEARCH STRATEGY
      5. FINDINGS DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Challenges and New Perspectives
    1. Chapter 10: Multicultural Software Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPANY CASES
      4. ANALYSIS
      5. CONCLUSIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Global IT Project Management Using Web 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WEB 2.0 FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      4. STUDY ON ADOPTION WEB 2.0 FOR GLOBAL IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      5. CURRENT STATE OF ADOPTION OF WEB 2.0 FOR IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      6. ROLE OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN EACH PROCESS OF AN IT PROJECT
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS ON USING WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      8. FURTHER RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 12: Scheduling Large and Complex IT Projects Using Sliding-Frame Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROPOSED MODEL
      4. A SMALL CASE STUDY OF SLIDING FRAME ON RCPSP
      5. VARIATIONS OF THE FRAME’S SLIDING BASIS
      6. THE EFFECTS OF FRAME SIZE AND STEP SIZE
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Special Environments and Sectors
    1. Chapter 13: Construction Briefing Process in Malaysia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: The Relationship between Information Technology Adoption and Job Satisfaction in the Jordanian Construction Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Snapshot of Personnel Productivity Assessment in Indian IT Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. PERSONNEL PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT METHODS
      7. PERSONNEL PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT IN INDIAN IT COMPANIES
      8. IMPLICATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 16: Project Commitment in the Context of Information Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRIEF ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION SECURITY BACKGROUND
      4. GOAL THEORY
      5. PROJECT COMMITMENT
      6. AN INTERPRETIVE EPISTEMOLOGY
      7. RESEARCH RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. LIMITATIONS AND FURTHER RESEARCH
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: A Single-Objective Recovery Phase Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EXISTING RECOVERY PHASE MODELS
      4. MODEL FORMULATION
      5. DATA REQUIREMENTS
      6. MODEL VALIDATION
      7. SHELBY COUNTY TEST CASE
      8. BENEFITS/LIMITATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 18: Optimizing the Configuration of Development Teams Using EVA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors