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Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: Financial Times Management
John McManus; Trevor Wood-Harper
Information Systems Project Management offers a clear and logical exposition of how to plan, organise and monitor projects effectively in order to deliver quality information systems within time, to budget and a high standard. This new book by John McManus and Trevor Wood-Harper is suitable for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying project management and information systems. Practising managers will also find it to be a valuable tool in their work. Managing information systems projects requires more than technical knowledge and experience in information technology or computing. It also demands a firm understanding of the practical business nature and problems of projects. Information Systems and Project Management comprehensively addresses both the technical and practical issues arising from the IT project. Features & Benefits - Comprehensive coverage to help any potential or practising manager develop the most effective methods and techniques to deal with all issues arising from Project Management.- Practical guidance is offered for evaluating projects from a business perspective and the effective use of project management methodologies to facilitate the management task.- Structured pedagogy such as learning objectives and questions enables the reader to chart their own understanding of the subject.- Case study in each chapter demonstrates the application of theory in real life. Topics covered include: - how to motivate systems professionals in order to maximise the project life-cycle, - how to improve client satisfaction and your credibility as a project manager and, - how to deal with conflict and diversity within project teams. The authors John McManus is a practising IS Project manager, speaker, teacher and consultant and author. He also has 15 years of front-line software, project and general management experience. Trevor Wood-Harper is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Salford, Director of Information Systems Research Institute and a Professor of Management Information Systems, University of South Australia, Adelaide.John McManus; Trevor Wood-Harper is the author of 'Information Systems Project Management: Methods, Tools and Techniques', published 2003 under ISBN 9780273646990 and ISBN 0273646990.
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