Project management dates back to the 19th century when Henry Gantt developed techniques for planning and controlling projects, including his widely used Gantt chart. The growth of modern project management later in the century came as a result of the necessity of structured manufacturing, transportation, and construction industries. Currently, software developers in the information technology (IT) industry are concerned with the techniques of project management which make the assumption projects are predictable. In reality, unforeseen changes have occurred in almost all projects to date. The inability to accommodate such changes leads to wasted time, money, and resources. Hence, the project management discipline must continuously offer theories, methods, and approaches that raise the key question: how do people manage the complexities of work in order to achieve the end result effectively and efficiently by applying strategic techniques using information technology as an enabler?
This book aims to showcase the nuts and bolts of managing and implementing an IT project from the experiences and views of project managers. The book highlights captivating narratives of different IT projects being implemented in companies across the Middle East. It is ideal for executives, practitioners, and students who want to learn more about how IT project management is implemented in the 21st century.
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Editors. Contributors. Chapter 1: Project Management Evolution: From traditional to responsive project management. Chapter 2: Communication and Collaboration: The Key Factors to Project Management. Chapter 3: Change Request Management and Best Practices in IngeniousTec IT Project Management. Chapter 4: "Do You Have Enough Data?" Planning Phase Blunder at Diva Hospital. Chapter 5: Multicultural Issues and Problems at Nayah Transformation Planning Construction Project. Chapter 6: Planning, Culture, and Technology Management Disruption at Al Muqarrabah Paramount Company. Chapter 7: Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning Project at Al Sidek Hospitals. Chapter 8: "Who is responsible on This Task?" Changes in the Project Scope at Elafifi Group. Chapter 9: Talaseti Telco Vendor Selection and Process. Chapter 10: The Issues and Risks Confronted during an IT Cloud Migration Project. Chapter 11: The Implementation of Bank Trade Innovation System. Chapter 12: Health Check of the Business Environment and Technical Infrastructure at Ministry of Society Advancement. Chapter 13: "Let’s Get Our Act Together!" Continuous Improvement between MBI and the Artics. Index.