IT Project Management: 30 Steps to Success

Book description

A step-by-step guide to running a successful IT project

Few businesses could function effectively without their IT systems. At the same time, they depend on IT for more than their day-to-day operations. ; Companies must constantly innovate in order to remain competitive and keep up with ever-changing customer requirements; IT projects deliver these innovations. The IT project manager is the person responsible for implementing the project and realising the objectives it was designed to achieve.

An invaluable and concise reference

This pocket guide is designed to help IT project managers to succeed, and is based on the author's years of experience in IT project management. The guide's step-by-step approach will enable those new to IT project management, or intending to make a career in this field, to master the essential skills. For seasoned professionals, the pocket guide offers an invaluable concise reference guide.

Read this essential guide and learn how to ...

  • Organise your team to achieve the best results IT projects are a team effort. This pocket guide gives you useful tips on how to choose and lead the project team. It shows you how to ensure that roles and responsibilities within the team are clearly defined, and how to assign your people with the appropriate tasks.
  • Manage project costs and keep control of budgets

    Budget overruns are notorious in IT projects. The guide shows you how to make an accurate estimate of the project costs, and how to track expenses as the project progresses in order to deal with the risk of overspending.
  • Manage and minimise project risks

    In the course of any IT project, there will inevitably be some uncertainties and problems. The pocket guide explains how you should track risks, making your team aware of them, planning ahead to minimise their impact and prioritising problems to make the most efficient use of your resources.
  • Obtain senior management buy-in and retain their support

    The most common reason for project failure is lack of communication. You need to understand the business case for the IT project, and how it fits into your organisation's overall needs. The guide shows you what to do to obtain senior management buy-in at the outset and to retain their support over the lifetime of the project. This will be vital for the project's eventual success.
  • Make sure your IT projects deliver what they promised ... Buy this pocket guide today!

    Product information

    • Title: IT Project Management: 30 Steps to Success
    • Author(s): Premanand Doraiswamy
    • Release date: February 2011
    • Publisher(s): IT Governance Publishing
    • ISBN: 9781849281010