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Information Systems Project Management
Information Systems Project Management, Second Edition

by Jolyon Hallows

 

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Themes of the books

Information Systems Project Management, first and second editions presents the following major themes:

 

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Table of Contents

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of the acclaimed Information Systems Project Management. The Second Edition has been updated with new material such as:

This table gives the contents of each edition of Information Systems Project Management, the contents of the original are noted in column 1 and those of the Second Edition in column 2.

Contents 1 2 Contents 1 2
Introduction
   The Project Management Context
   What Is a Successful Project?
   Why Do Projects Fail?
   The Project Control Environment
   How Do You Know You Have a Project?
   The Role of a Project Management Office
   Some Comments on Project Life Cycles
   Managing and Participating
   Some Comments on Project Methodology
   Some Notes on Terminology
   About This Book
Understanding the Project
   Why Are We Doing This?
   Why Be Concerned With Project Justification?
   What is the Background to This Project?
   Who Are the Players?
   What Are the Client’s Priorities?
   Project Initiation
   Checklist - Understanding the Project
Defining the Project
   Defining the Deliverables
   Defining the Project Objective
   Defining the Scope
   Building Client Expectations
   Notification and Escalation
   Review and Approval
   Client Team Management
   Systems Development Life Cycles
   Checklist - Defining the Project
Planning the Project
   Defining and Managing Risk
   Risk Management Worksheet
   Project Assumptions and Constraints
   Project Organization
   Planning for Quality
   Defining Project Activities
   Establishing Dependencies
   Estimating the Project
   Preparing the Schedule
   Resource Leveling
   Aligning the Schedule
   Preparing the Project Budget
   Paperwork
   Planning for Implementation
   Planning for Completion
   Communications
   The Project Plan

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Running the Project
   Building the Team
   Tracking Progress
   Earned Value
   Negotiating for Resources
   Controlling Action Items
   Managing Risks
   Solving Schedule Problems
   Solving Overrun Problems
   Managing Scope Changes
   Managing Quality
   Micro-Planning
   Managing Subcontractors
   Managing Client Expectations
   Team Meetings
   Reporting Status
   Reflection
   Closing the Project
   Project Completion
Management Skills
   Outcome Framing
   Listening
   Gathering Information
   Running Effective Meetings
   Bearing Bad News
   Managing Your Time
   Conclusion

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Comments, Reviews, and Citations

Datamation magazine, November 1997, features an adaptation from Information Systems Project Management.  The article, "The politics of projects" describes the importance of managing people in delivering project success.  Review the article at the Datamation website at http://www.datamation.com/PlugIn/issues/1997/november/11book.html.

The Web Developer's Journal for May 19, 1998 carries a review of Information Systems Project Management.  You can read their review on-line at http://webdevelopersjournal.com/books/is_project_mgmt.html.

PMForum carries a description of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://www.pmforum.org/pmwt01/publications01-06.htm

The Entrepreneurship Institute of Canada carries a description of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://www.entinst.ca/AMA-CO-Information%20Systems%20Project%20Management.htm

Palm Books24X7 carries a description and synopsis of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://palm.books24x7.com/library.asp?ct=toc.asp&bkid=1676

MindLeaders includes Information Systems Project Management in its End User Select Reference Library. The complete library is available at http://www.mindleaders.com/pdfs/EndUserReferenceList.pdf

Wainscott Finch Associates, Project Management Evangelists, carries a description and synopsis of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://www.wainscottfinch.com/newsletter/2001/e-Project%20Manager%20Today!%2004-21-2001.htm

Resource Development Systems carries a description and synopsis of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://www.rds-net.com/shop/detail.asp?sku=30-0368-9

The Australian Computer Society NSW, Project Management Special Interest Group includes Information Systems Project Management as one of its recommended books. You can check out the other recommendations at http://www.acs.org.au/nsw/sigs/pm/resources.htm

The IEEE Engineering Management Review includes Information Systems Project Management on its "Engineering Management Great Books List." You can review the list at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/ems/emr/archives/greatbooks.html

Pearson Education cites Information Systems Project Management several times in its sample chapter on Project Management. You can read the chapter at http://vig.pearsoned.com/samplechapter/0028639669.pdf

BusinessPro Books carries a description and synopsis of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://businesspro.books24x7.com/library.asp?ct=books.asp&catid=7050

IT World cites Information Systems Project Management in its article "Managing your three-ring circus." You can read the entire article at http://www.itworld.com/Career/1965/IW000313caproject/

MeansBusiness cites Information Systems Project Management in its section on Project Management. You can read the entire section at http://www.leadershipandchangebooks.com/Leadership-and-Change-Books/Project-Managers.htm

Professional Advantage includes Information Systems Project Management in its bibliography in its paper, "Buying a New System, Doing the Sums." You can read the complete paper at http://www.pa.com.au/greatplains/downloads/article/buying_a_new_system.pdf

The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay lists Information Systems Project Management as one of its recommended books for Information and Computing Sciences. You can read the reference at http://www.uwgb.edu/laplantb/InfoTech/netLibrary.htm

IQ Reference carries a description and synopsis of Information Systems Project Management. You can read their comments at http://iqreference.books24x7.com/library.asp?ct=books.asp&catid=7012

 

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About the author

Jolyon Hallows is a Certified Management Consultant and information systems professional with over 30 years of experience in business and strategic planning, consulting, and managing and executing systems development projects in complex commercial, financial, and engineering applications. He has carried out a variety of management consulting assignments and has demonstrated strong communications skills working at all levels from senior management to end users and Information Services staff. He is a proven project manager with a demonstrated ability to deliver requirements in a timely and effective manner, and to turn around projects that are in difficulty.

Experience Summary

Mr. Hallows is a Consultant with a background in systems consulting and project management. His assignments have included strategic planning, requirements analyses, technology reviews, systems development, project management, and project management reviews. His assignments have required him to work at the most senior levels of client organizations.

His clients have included Federal, Provincial, State, and Municipal Government Ministries and Departments, a large pension fund, national retailers, a community college, manufacturers, aerospace companies, and several public utilities. He has consulted on information systems strategic planning, conducted requirements definitions, led design teams, prepared cost/benefit studies, and provided other consulting advice to clients. As a senior project manager, he has developed a project management methodologies and has presented courses in project management.

Mr. Hallows has written numerous articles on various business topics for the trade press and the mass media. He is the author of Information Systems Project Management (AMACOM, 1997), Information Systems Project Management, Second Edition (AMACOM, 2004), and The Project Management Office Toolkit (AMACOM, 2001).

 

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Ordering Information

Both editions of Information Systems Project Management are available through special order from bookstores.

Specify ISBN 0-8144-0368-9 for the original edition and ISBN 0-8144-7273-7 for the Second Edition.

The books are also available online from AMACOM at http://www.amanet.org/books/index.htm, the Project Management Institute bookstore at www.pmibookstore.org or Amazon Books at www.amazon.com.

 

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