Methods of IT Project Management (Third Edition)

Methods of IT Project Management (Third Edition) (Hardback)

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 Methods of IT Project Management (Third Edition)
Hardback
Purdue University Press
09/15/2018
596pp
English
7.75" x 9.75"
9781557538321
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Book Description

Methods of IT Project Management (Third Edition) is built around the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and covers best practices unique to the IT field. It is designed for use in graduate, advanced undergraduate, and professional IT project management courses to prepare students for success in the IT field, and to prepare them to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam given by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading certification in the field of project management.

 

Unlike other project management texts, Methods of IT Project Management follows the IT project life cycle, from overview and initiation to execution, control, and closing. An enterprise-scale IT project (macro-case study) runs through the entire text. Each section presents mini-cases based on the larger case and focuses on new concepts presented in each section. Readers gain practical knowledge of IT project management workflows, at scale, while building technical knowledge and skills required to pass the PMP. Mini-case studies encourage deep retention, prompt rich in-class discussion, and challenge more advanced students and professionals alike. Unique skills covered can be put directly into practice. An appendix presents practice study questions and advice on preparing for and passing the PMP exam. The revised third edition includes expanded coverage of agile system development methodologies, leadership and negotiation skills, and process maturity models.

About the Author(s):

Jeffrey L. Brewer is an associate professor of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue University. His teaching and scholarly interests cover systems analysis and design, computer-aided software engineering (CASE), agile development methodologies, and Telecare/Telemedicine. Before joining Purdue, Brewer spent nineteen years working in industries including specialty retail, manufacturing, and most recently as the IT director for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in Chicago. He is a certified Project Management Professional.

Kevin C. Dittman is an associate professor of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at Purdue University. He teaches systems analysis and design, quality management, and project management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dittman has coauthored several textbooks and has published many scholarly papers on systems analysis and design, quality management, and project management. He also has over thirty years of industrial experience in the information technology field and serves as principal consultant to Cook Medical Product Manufacturing.