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Managing Systems and IT Projects

Author(s): Frank Tsui, PhD, Kennesaw State University
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763790615
  • Paperback    364 pages      © 2011
Price: $131.95 US List
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This book is designed for software engineering students and project management professional in the IT and software industry. It focuses on the four phases of management -- planning, organizing, monitoring, and adjusting (POMA) -- and tailors to systems and applications on software projects. The tasks and techniques utilized in each of the POMA management phases are discussed with specific software engineering and IT related examples. Drawing from years of experience in the industry, the author presents material within a framework of real-world examples and exercises that help readers apply new concepts to everyday situations.

Features & Benefits

  • Emphasizes POMA (Planning, Organizing, Monitoring, and Adjusting) as a step-by-step framework for studying software project management.
  • An Additional Skills section includes four chapters - Project Team, Change Control, Task Scheduling, and Effort Estimation - that allow instructors to tailor the course to the desired emphasis.
  • Exercises at the end of each chapter include questions that go beyond rehearsing material covered in the chapter and encourage students to think critically

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Designed for the software engineering student and project management professional in the IT and software industry.

Part I: Software Project Planning  (POMA)
Chapter 1: Project Content and The Deliverables
Chapter 2: Task Analysis
Chapter 3: Goals and Measurements
Chapter 4: Project Resource Planning
Chapter 5: Risk Analysis and Planning
 
Part II: Organizing and Preparing  (POMA)
Chapter 6: Human Resources
Chapter 7: Process, Methodology, and Tool
Chapter 8: Measurements and Finance
 
Part III: Software Project Monitoring  (POMA)
Chapter 9: Collecting Project Information
Chapter 10: Analysis and Evaluation of Information
Chapter 11: Presenting and Communicating the Collected and Analyzed Data
 
Part IV: Adjustments and Actions  (POMA)
Chapter 12: Planned and Unplanned Adjustments and Actions
Chapter 13: Release Management Council
 
Part V: Additional Skills and Topics
Chapter 14: Project Team
Chapter 15: Change Control
Chapter 16: Task Scheduling
Chapter 17: Effort Estimation
Chapter 18:  Earned Management Value

Chapter 19:  Procurement


Frank Tsui, PhD-Kennesaw State University

Professor Tsui has more than 30 years of experience in the Software and IT industry. He is currently a full time faculty member of the School of Computing and Software Engineering at SPSU. He has also been an adjunct faculty at both Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University. Frank's formal education includes a PhD in computer science from Georgia Tech, MS from Indiana State University and a BS from Purdue. His experience includes compiler writing for RCA, business applications programming for BlueCross BlueShield, operating system development and software product management with IBM Corp., Director of Software Development with MARCAM, Vice President of Technology with PSInet/Metamor, and Chief Technology Officer with RiverLogic Inc. Several well known industry software products were developed under Tsui’s guidance: IBM's CMAS construction package, IBM's MVS/JES3 Operating System, IBM's MAPICS ERP (Second Release) package, and IBM's EDI package. He is actively involved with the software industry and is especially interested in: Development Processes, Configuration Management, Product and Service Quality, Measurements and Metrics, Testing and Validation.

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