Project Management for Modern Information Systems

Project Management for Modern Information Systems

Daniel M. Brandon (Christian Brothers University, USA)
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Release Date: December, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 417
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-693-8
ISBN13: 9781591406938|ISBN10: 1591406935|EISBN13: 9781591406952|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781591406945
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In the past, project success has been defined too narrowly as simply meeting time and cost constraints for a given scope of work. However, in order for an IT project to be completely successful that basic definition of success needs to be extended to include meeting return on investment expectations, product quality, stakeholder satisfaction, security, maintainability and adaptability. Also, the formal methods and tools of the project management discipline need to evolve to address the changes in modern software engineering and our high-tech global workplaces.

With this broader and more appropriate definition of success, IT project management techniques and tools can be modernized, extended, and otherwise focused to be more effective. Project Management for Modern Information Systems describes and illustrates practices, procedures, methods, and tools for IT project management that address this extended definition of project success for modern times.

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Dr. Brandon's new book on project management is an excellent primer for the classroom. It is very up to date in terms of practices, information technology, and the current economic environment.

– Carl Hardeman, FedEx, USA

Project Management for Modern Information Systems provides a detailed, flexible approach to managing IS projects. I highly recommend this book for both experienced project managers and novices. Experienced project managers will gain insight into how to blend the two disciplines and manage projects more effectively. This book provides sample forms and checklists as well as an enormous amount of information that will be useful to novice IS project managers.

– Roger Day, Enterprise Project Support Group, Inc., USA

I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Brandon and hearing him speak multiple times on the subject of project management, and I feel confident in saying that you'll have a hard time finding anyone with the depth and breadth of experience Dan possesses. Furthermore, through his academic and industry experience, he has learned to write about project management principles in a manner that is both rigorous yet easy to understand.

– Brian D. Janz, The FedEx Institute of Technology, USA

From diverse sources Dan Brandon builds a clear and useable reference and text for project management. The thorough unbiased treatment of competing and contributing sources will prove an excellent PM reference. Brandon's grasp and conversational style provide an exceptionally easy read, again considering the depth and scope of presentation. In particular, the book includes linkages to business and strategic best practice, a critical component recognizing the convergence and evolution of project management today.

– Charles Hawk, FedEx, USA

Project Management for Modern Information Systems is directed to IT project managers, IT personnel aspiring to become project managers, and also to experienced IT Personnel who wish to learn of new project management concepts, methods, and tools.

– The Electronic Library, Vol. 25, No. 03 (2007)
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Dan Brandon obtained a BS from Case Western Reserve University, an MS, and PhD in Engineering University of Connecticut; his PhD specialization was in computer methods. Before returning to the university environment, Dr. Brandon accumulated over thirty years of commercial experience in both the IT technical and management arenas. He is currently a Professor of Information Technology Management (ITM) and chairperson of that department at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, TN. He has been published in a number of books, journals, and conference proceedings. He is a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM), the Information Resource Management Association (IRMA), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He continues to do consulting with a number of companies both locally and internationally. Currently he is involved in the design and development of comprehensive open source software systems for project management and other business applications.
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