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Information Technology Project Management [With CDROM]

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition weaves theory and practice together, presenting a comprehensive, integrated view of the many concepts, skills, tools, and techniques involved in information technology project management. With the strong pedagogical features and straightforward approach that made previous editions popular, this revised edition contin ...more
Paperback, 521 pages
Published June 26th 2008 by Course Technology (first published September 28th 1999)
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Jun 24, 2013 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The definitive guide for IT project managers.
Rayna Wang
Pro: 1) An introductory reader on basic frameworks, concepts, and components of IT project management. 2) Much of the content is also applicable to generic project management. 3) Enriched with examples.

Con: I was hoping for more examples that are specific to the IT industry, and the examples were not discussed in depth, i.e. mainly a short description of the problem, without going into details about the problem-solving process.
Apr 17, 2015 Radityo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Essential book for someone who want become a project manager, especially IT project manager. It contains a lot useful stuff to handle all kind of risks and problems, from internal to external, inside out.
May 09, 2017 Andrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Well it was helpful and it wasn't as painful to read as I feared.

For anyone who will be reading this: it's actually a good text. Solid, to the point, thorough, and interesting. The author tries to keep things spicy with stories and real world examples that are both relevant and fascinating.
Jason Caldwell
Mar 14, 2017 Jason Caldwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really well thought out textbook. Extremely easy to follow, with links for additional information in the electronic format, which I read, that are also pertinent to project management. Great resource.
Jonathan Tennis
Project Management is a tough subject to cover in book form and this is from a Project Manager who has read a fair number of PM related books.

My review is short and sweet - there are better books out there. The author covers the material just fine but both Mulcahy and Heldman cover it better. Because this has IT in the title, IT PMs will pick it up. It's more expensive than other books and really doesn't improve on what those others say.

Save the money and time and pass on this book.
Jun 07, 2016 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mim, management
This is another textbook for class. It's a pretty good intro to project management, particularly IT project management. There are some helpful case studies. It does emphasize planning to the nth degree. Depending on the size of the projects you'll be doing, that may or may not be overkill.
Aug 21, 2008 Bryce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All up-and-coming PMs
A solid intro to the realm of IT Project Management. It's provided a solid framework from which I can understand all the universal basics of project management and really helped me jumpstart my career.
Sep 24, 2008 Priscilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Information Technology Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe (2007)
Aug 02, 2013 Brittnee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative. A very good introduction to project management.
Jonathan El-Bizri
May 28, 2009 Jonathan El-Bizri rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who want to become IT Project Managers
Shelves: business
An effective text book on IT project management. Dry, yes, but it covers the principals effectively.
Jul 17, 2012 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Buy it used
Nov 07, 2007 Tuti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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for me as a 'project management newbie' this book gives me the right perspective to start and manage IT project management
Victoria Rodrigues
Ugh. Dry. The only memorable thing about this book will be the constant onslaught of TLAs... (three letter acronyms.)
Junnaini.ismun Ismun
Belum habis baca.

Buku IT project management yang perlu dibaca. Tak susah sebenarnya ...
Sep 02, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was oddly helpful for something assigned to read during grad school! It demystified the PMBOK. I'll be using this to study for my nursing informatics board certification after graduation.
Ladislav Vlček
Sep 01, 2013 Ladislav Vlček is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Cesky preklad priserny - lituji vyhozenych penez. Nastesti je to tak otrocky prelozene, ze se da z ceskeho prekladu odvodit puvodni text:)
Jan Brooks
Feb 02, 2012 Jan Brooks marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I might as well add it to my list since everyone across the US seems to want to read it and they're all requesting it ILL...:)
Aug 15, 2015 Jeremy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good companion text to the PMBOK and specifically to describe IT project management.
Feb 23, 2007 Hadi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've no time to read and no money to buy this book .
Lindsay Barber
Read for 590MGL. Helpful in explaining the basics of project Management.
Maryam Ali
May 06, 2013 Maryam Ali marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
It is a very good book
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