Successful IT Projects introduces you to all the basics of project management. This is a great preparation for what you will experience in industry, as well as a thorough support for project management courses in IT or systems engineering. The book specifically addresses the needs for an academic student project providing useful hints and guidance. Working through the key phases of a technical project, you will cover project selection, planning, risk and quality management, as well as project monitoring and evaluation. Contexts for project management are described including coverage of systems development lifecycles (including evolutionary and agile methods), managing change, teamwork and professional ethics. Project management industry standards and methods (such as Prince2) are also introduced. Practical coursework exercises follow explanations of theory so your learning is boosted by some 'hands-on' experience.
DARREN DALCHER & LINDSEY BRODIE