IT Project Management Essentials

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Aspen Publishers, 2008 - Business & Economics - 732 pages
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Written by project management experts with decades of experience IT Project
Management Essentials is a hands-on resource guide for anyone assigned as
a project manager through the process of designing, developing, and
implementing an IT goal. IT Project Management Essentials provides
proven techniques for scheduling and management along with the essential
tools, such as stakeholder analysis and reports, for managing all along the
way. Written in a practical how-to style and organized to give you fast access
to specific information, this book not only explains the project management
process but also takes you step-by-step through the implementation of any IT
IT Project Management Essentials delivers valuable, professional
insights into every aspect of project management, including:
Defining a Project
Task Planning and Sequencing
Schedule Development
Budget Development
Risk Analysis
Managing Stakeholders
Business Continuity Planning
Project Information Security
Legal Issues
And much more!
IT Project Management Essentials keeps you alert to the important
topics to look out for in any project. You'll find:
Techniques for improving the quality of the project management process through
the application of a Balanced Scorecard and Lean Six Sigma
An explanation of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and how it applies to both the
project creation process as well as the product creation process
Complete coverage of disaster recovery/business continuity and how this can be
built into both the project process as well as the final product
Complete coverage of information security and the issues that the project
manager must consider during the design and execution of a project
This powerful tool can help you understand current concepts as well as all of
today's most recent developments, including:
PRINCE2 the UK Standard
Capability Measuring Model
Theory of Constraints
And more!
PLUS, IT Project Management Essentials includes a BONUS CD-ROM
which makes it easy for you to search for, find, and use what you
need faster than ever.

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About the author (2008)

Larry Webber is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a Masters of Project Management degree from West Carolina University. He has supported quality initiatives at multiple major manufacturers and in software development companies. He's currently a Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt working for Computer Science Corporation. Larry is also retired from the Army Reserve as an infantry First Sergeant, is a certified Master Business Continuity Planner and a certified Project Manager, and holds an MBA and BSBA from Rockhurst College. He can be reached at

Michael Wallace has more than 25 years of experience in the information systems field. He graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University with a bachelor of science degree in Management Science. Michael has worked as an application developer, a systems analyst, and a technical and business consultant and has assisted the state of Ohio in developing statewide IT policies. He's active in the local technical community, is President of the Columbus International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP), is a Competent Toastmaster with Toastmasters International, and graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Michael is now the Vice President of Application Engineering at Result Data, which provides its clients with guidance on IT strategy, application development, business intelligence, disaster-recovery planning, and policies and procedures. He's also an adjunct faculty member at The Ohio State University and at DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management, and he has published several articles and books on business andtechnology topics. He can be reached at