A long overdue book for today's IT professionals, this unique resource offers you a practical, model-centric approach to integrated IT project management that supports state-of-the-art software development. A valuable and topical reference, the book enables you to: understand issues that relate to project management problems and the roles and responsibilities involved in managing and delivering multiple IT projects; develop an appreciation for project management best practices; and improve internal and external communications by applying simple, adaptable and consistent processes based on a model-centric framework. Using a flexible and integrated approach, this book focuses on a model that demonstrates how the component processes of business, project and information technology management integrate. It utilizes practical application of real world policies, roles and responsibilities, templates, process flows and checklists for each of these three component processes. It then shows how such processes ensure optimum utilization of people, process and technology resources during the management and delivery of IT projects. A unique contribution to this emerging field, the book provides insight into the key components of the Rational Unified Process - from IBM Rational Corporation and the Project Management Body of Knowledge-PMBOK - from Project Management Institute (PMI), illustrating how they work together and align based on industry processing standards.
Table Of Contents
Introduction To Integrated IT Project Management - Problems During Management of IT Projects. The Increasing Demand for Integration. Role of Executive Management. A Real-World Problem Scenario: Managing a Major IT Project. A Real-World Solution Scenario: Managing a Major IT Project. Real-World Problem Scenarios: Managing Multiple IT Projects. Real-World Solution Scenarios: Managing Multiple IT Projects. Gaining Acceptance for Integration. Summary. Footnotes: Key Project Management Terms. Questions to Think About: Management Perspectives. Integrated IT Project Management Model Framework -Introduction. Program Organizational Structure: Multiple IT Projects. Program Organizational Structure: Rationale. Real-World Observations: Project Management Executive. Real-World Observations: Program Steering Committee. Real-World Observations: Program Management. Real-World Observations: Project Managers. Business Management. Project Management. Information Technology (IT) Management. ; Business Management Model - Business Management. Business Systems Planning/Architecture. Project Value Justification (Business Value/Priorities). Project Funding Allocations. Project Funding /Deliverables Approval. Program Steering and Working Committee. Business Initiatives Support. Summary. Footnotes: Key Project Management Terms. Questions to Think About: Management Perspectives. ; Project Management Model - Project Management. IT Project Delivery Life Cycle. IT Project Management Delivery Processes. Project Management Office (PMO) Support. ; Summary. Footnotes: Key Project Management Terms. Questions to Think About: Management Perspectives.; Technology Management Model - Information Technology Management. Resource Allocations. Project Cost estimating. Data Architectures. Applications Architecture. Technology Architecture. Applications Support services. Summary. Footnotes: Key Project Management Terms. Questions to Think About: Management Perspectives.; Integrated IT Project Delivery Life Cycle Model -Introduction. Project Definition Phase: Project Definition Model. Project Analysis: Demonstration Prototype. Project Architecture: Evolutionary Prototype. Project Iterative Development Phases: Iterations No. 1 - 3. Project Management Office (PMO) Support Services. Summary. Footnotes: Key Project Management Terms. Questions to Think About: Management Perspectives.; Aligning PMI-PMBOK With IBM Rational Corporation RUP -Introduction. Project inception Phase: Iteration No. 1.Elaboration Phase: Iterations No. 2 and 3. Construction Phase: Iterations No. 4, 5, and 6. Transition Phase. Project Management Office (PMO) Support Services. Summary. Footnotes: Key Project Management Terms. Questions to Think About: Management Perspectives.; Appendix A - Integrated IT Project Management Framework Presentation.; Appendix B - Detailed MS-Project Schedule - Deliverables Level.; Appendix C - IPM-IT Detailed MS-Project Schedule - Deliverables Level.; Appendix D - RUP Detailed MS-Project Schedule - RUP Deliverables Level.;