INTRODUCTION

Over more than a decade, the One-Page Project Manager (OPPM) grew from its fledgling ideas into a standard protocol within the confines of a single corporation. Now, with the first book exposed to the refining grist of the free market, it has found a unique and meaningful place in the discipline and profession of project management. I never could have forecast that OPPM would frequently be Amazon's #2 best-selling project management book just behind the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK), or that it would often be among the top 50 best selling of all management books.

This second book, The One-Page Project Manager for IT Projects, is in response to a growing number of inquiries concerning more specific guidance on how OPPM has in the past, and may in the future, be used specifically for IT related projects.

During the early years of project management's 40-year growth history, time lines and PERT scheduling techniques were the most commonly taught methods. Construction, engineering, defense, and aerospace were the drivers of more formal methods, with Primavera launching its project management tools in 1983. IT projects themselves began to be aggressively supported with the launch of Microsoft Project in 1990. Construction and IT projects possess both divergent and convergent requirements, broad similarities, and critical differences. Together, these have fueled much of innovation and creative development in the tools now available for today's project managers. ...

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