Information Technology Project Management Appendix Answers Essay

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Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition
ISBN-10: 0324786921 ISBN-13: 9780324786927

Course Technology MIS Series Companion Web Site: www.cengage.com/mis/schwalbe

Kathy Schwalbe, Ph.D., PMP

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER 11 CHAPTER 12 APPENDIX A APPENDIX B APPENDIX C List of solution files available and referenced in this document, in alphabetical order: 2 4 6 7 14 20 24 29 32 35 37 40 42 47 48

Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition

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CHAPTER 1
Introduction to Project Management
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. Why is there a new or renewed interest in the field of
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The job market for information technology project managers continues to remain strong, especially for those with strong business and leadership skills. 6. Briefly describe some key events in the history of project management. What role does the Project Management Institute and other professional societies play in helping the profession Some people say that building the Egyptian pyramids or the Great Wall of China were projects, but modern project management began with the Manhattan Project or development of the atomic bomb. That project took about three years and cost almost $2 billion in 1946 and had a separate project manager and technical manager. Gantt charts were first used in 1917, and network diagrams were used in 1958. PMI is the main professional society for project managers, and they run the PMP certification program. Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition 2

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What function can you perform with project management software? What are some popular names of lowend, midrange, and high-end project management tools? Project management software can assist in developing schedules, communicating information, tracking progress, etc. Popular tools include Milestones Simplicity, Project 2007, and the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution, to name a few.

EXERCISES
Answers to all of these exercises will vary. The main purpose of these exercises is to have students begin doing some
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