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New Directions in Project Management

1st Edition

Edited by Paul C. Tinnirello

Auerbach Publications

560 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2001-09-26
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Organizations that rely on computing technology for survival understand the critical importance of managing projects that meet strategic goals and objectives. The diversity of business globalization and electronic commerce combined with the unceasing pace of technical change continues to challenge efforts for more proficient project management techniques. Presenting the tools you need to meet the challenges of the new business environment, New Directions in Project Management covers best practices in all areas of managing software development projects — practices that have been determined by measurable results not vague ideologies.

In addition to a comprehensive treatment of software development project management, this book covers managing outsourced projects, team- and consensus-building, requirements definition, systems integration, measurement and metrics, and quality assurance testing. Rather than force-feeding a particular vision of project management and one methodology, the integrated approach combined with detailed concepts and techniques presented here offer you valuable advice and guidance for your project’s success.

Successful planning for the challenges of the new business environment will remain complex, but not unachievable. In this environment, project management cannot be viewed only as a solitary management activity but as a set of dynamic principles that can be cultivated and improved through practical experience. This demands the best of your skills. Covering software development project management from all sides, New Directions in Project Management gives you the advantage.

Table of Contents


Essential Concepts of Project Management

Ten Ways to Improve Project Performance, R.L. Kliem

Nine Factors for Project Success, J.P. Murray

Managing Project Management, N.B. Mingus

Strategies for Heading Off IS Project Failure, P. Cule, R. Schmidt, K. Lyytinen, and M. Keil

Six Myths About Managing Software Development in the New Millenium, L.G. Hayes

Back to Basics: Getting Systems Development Right, P. P. Kuver

Process Management: Integrating Project Management and Development, C. Gane

Project Meetings: A Communication and Coordination Tool, U. Merz

Managing System Requirements, P. P. Kuver


Using Project Management to Become ISO 9000 Certified, R.L. Kleim

SEI CMM or ISO 9000: Which Is Right for Your Organization? P.P. Kuver

An almost Perfect Software Project: Using SEI Core Measurements, J.W.E. Greene

Does Your Project Risk Management System Do the Job? R.B. Lanza

Evolution of a High-Quality Development Process in an Existing Software Project, S.P. Dawson

Incorporating Six Sigma Concepts into Systems Analysis, C.B. Tayntor

Solving the Software Quality Management Problem, J.L. Mater

Managing Business Relationships

Prescriptions for Managing IT Priority Pressure, T. Rose

Business and IT: Developing Strategic Alliances, A. Roquet

Managing the Change to Self-Directed Teams: Myths and Miseries, J.R. Newman

Improving IS Performance: The Role of the Value Chain, W. Harkness

The Myths and Realities of IT Steering Committees, K. Doughty

Achieving Enterprise Culture Change Through a Project Management Program, L. C. Bradley and G. H. Eby

Developing Applications with the User in Mind, E. G. Cale, Jr., J. Kanter, and D. B. Stoddard

Effectively Managing Outsourced Projects

A Practical Guide to Staff Augmentation and Outsourcing, C. B. Tayntor

The Essentials for Successful IT Outsourcing, R. L. Kliem and I. S.  Ludin

The Management Service Provider Option, J. Butler

Managing the Risks of Outsourcing Agreements, R. Kliem

Hiring and Managing Consultants, J.P. Murray

How to Manage Outsourcing for Best Results, D. B.  Hoyt

Outsourcing as a Means of Improving Process Maturity: An Approach for More Rapidly Moving Up the Capability Maturity Model, B. Keane

Managing Special Projects

The Role of Project Management in Knowledge Management, R. L.  Kliem

Managing Development in the Era of Large Complex Systems, H. W. Ryan

Developing IT Projects on a Pay for Performance Basis, J. P.  Murray

The Pitfalls of Client/Server Development Projects, P. Cullen

Using Project Management to Build an IT Help Desk, R. L.  Kliem

Leveraging Developed Software: Organizational Implications, H. H. Green and R. Walker

Managing Legacy Assets, C. Slee and M. Slovin

Measuring and Improving Project Management Success

Facilitating Your Way to Project Success, N. Settle-Murphy and C. Thornton

Reducing IT Project Complexity, J.P. Murray

Designing an Effective Project Management Office, L. Hardy and T. Chaudhuri

Assessing the Real Costs of a Major System Change, B. Jeffrey

Information Technology for Project Management Automation, C.-Y. Lin

The Project Management Office: A Strategy for Improvement and Success, J.P. Murray

Creating and Implementing a Balanced Measurement Program, D. T. Edberg

Software Process Assessment: Building the Foundation for a Mature IS Process, R. S. Pressman



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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology