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Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector

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While a typical project manager’s responsibility and accountability are both limited to a project with a clear start and end date, IT managers are responsible for an ongoing, ever-changing process for which they must adapt and evolve to stay updated, dependable, and secure in their field.Professional Advancements and Management Trends in the IT Sector offers the latest managerial trends within the field of information technology management. By collecting research from experts from around the world, in a variety of sectors and levels of technical expertise, this volume offers a broad variety of case studies, best practices, methodologies, and research within the field of information technology management. It will serve as a vital resource for practitioners and academics alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. LIST OF REVIEWERS
    2. ASSOCIATE EDITORS
  5. Preface
    1. SECTION 1
    2. SECTION 2
    3. SECTION 3
    4. SECTION 4
    5. CONCLUSION
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: IT Professionals Human Resource Management
    1. Chapter 1: Identifying Technical Competences of IT Professionals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. A PROFESSIONAL CAREER PROPOSAL FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERS
      4. 3. COMPETENCY LEVELS FOR THE ESTABLISHED PROFILES
      5. 4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    2. Chapter 2: Human Capital Management Process Based on Information Technology Models and Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
      4. BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION/IMPROVEMENT
      5. HUMAN CAPITAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROCESS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: IT Professionals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND CURRRENT STATUS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. LIMITATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Glass Ceilings in Portugal?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOURCES OF THE GENDER WAGE GAP
      4. GLASS CEILING METAPHOR
      5. METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
      6. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON PORTUGUESE GLASS CEILINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Recruiting, Selecting and Motivating Human Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. HUMAN RESOURCES’ MOTIVATION ANALYSIS
      5. DISCUSSION
    6. Chapter 6: Human Resource Management on Social Capital
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL CAPITAL
      4. HUMAN RESOURCES AND SOCIAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: IT Professionals Education
    1. Chapter 7: Analogical Thinking Based Instruction Method in IT Professional Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION
      4. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INSTRUCTION THEORY
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. INSTRUCTION SYSTEM
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 8: Educating IT Professionals Using Effective Online, Pedagogical, and Scheduling Techniques
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHO ARE ADULT LEARNERS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
      4. ADULT LEARNERS AND IT CAREER PROSPECTS
      5. ADULT LEARNER CLASS ENVIRONMENTS
      6. DISTANCE LEARNING AND ADULT LEARNER IT PROFESSIONALS
      7. INTENSIVE COURSE SCHEDULING
      8. BLOCK SCHEDULING
      9. MODULAR AND PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
      10. THE FDU GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: A CASE STUDY
      11. HOW DID GBM START?
      12. GUIDED INDEPENDENT LEARNING: THE CONCEPT BEHIND GBM
      13. GIL: GENERAL EDUCATION--COLLEGE WRITING
      14. GIL: UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS (MARKETING)
      15. FUTURE TRENDS
      16. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 9: RSS-Based Learning Using Audio
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RSS OVERWIEW: ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS
      4. RSS, EDUCATION AND E-LEARNING
      5. FEEDO: A DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE FOR PERSONALIZED WEB AND AUDIO LEARNING USING FEED SYNDICATION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
  9. Section 3: IT Professionals in IT Projects
    1. Chapter 10: Utilization of Project Management Software in Qatari government Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. HYPOTHESES TESTING
      8. DISCUSSIN, CONCLUSION AND MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    2. Chapter 11: Team Software Process in GSD Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPMENT TEAMS IN GSD, ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
      4. TEAM LEADER
      5. SUPPORT MANAGER
      6. PLANNING MANAGER
      7. DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
      8. QUALITY-PROCESS MANAGER
      9. GENERAL ACTIVITIES
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Identification of Patterns for the Formation of Software Development Projects Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RELATED WORKS
      4. 3. PROCESS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
      5. 4. VALIDATION OF THE IDENTIFIED PATTERNS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Activity Driven Budgeting of Software Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPING SOFTWARE PROJECTS ACCORDING TO THE UNIFIED PROCESSS
      4. ACTIVITY BASED COST MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTS
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: IT Professionals in Organizations
    1. Chapter 14: Collaborative Innovation for the Management of Information Technology Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INNOVATION PROCESS
      4. BUILDING COMMUNITIES
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: The Organizacional Management as Instrument to Overcome the Resistance to the Innovative Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVOLUTION OF THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT AND MANAGERIAL ATTITUDES OPPOSITE TO THE CHANGE
      4. THE RESISTANCE TO THE INNOVATIVE PROCESS
      5. ORGANIZATIONAL PARAMETERS IN THE INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE
      6. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY
      7. DATA AND RESULTS ANALYSIS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: GOTOPS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH APPROACH
      4. GOTOPS VOLUNTARY CODE
      5. EMPIRIC VALIDATION
      6. CONTRIBUTIONS
      7. FUTURE WORK
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: An eAgriculture-Based Decision Support Framework for Information Dissemination
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
      4. AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION RESOURCES
      5. USE OF INTERNET AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) IN AGRICULTURE
      6. DECISION MAKING BY FARMERS
      7. FARMER KNOWLEDGE AND DECISION SUPPORT FRAMEWORK
      8. DISCUSSION
    5. Chapter 18: Social Networks and Young People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHANGING OF THE “WEB 1.0” TO “WEB 2.0”
      4. SOCIAL NETWORKS: EXAMPLES OF ADOPTION
      5. SOCIAL NETWORKS AND YOUNG PEOPLE: A CASE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 19: Technological Dissemination in the Portuguese Payments System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
      5. RECOMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors