Information Technology Project Management,

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Solutions to Accompany Information Technology Project Management, Third Edition ISBN 0-619-159847 Course Technology MIS Series Companion Web Site: www.course.com/mis/schwalbe Kathy Schwalbe, Ph.D., PMP Table of Contents CHAPTER 1 1 CHAPTER 2 3 CHAPTER 3 7 CHAPTER 4 9 CHAPTER 5 13 CHAPTER 6 18 CHAPTER 7 22 CHAPTER 8 27 CHAPTER 9 31 CHAPTER 10 35 CHAPTER 11 38 CHAPTER 12 41 APPENDIX A 44 APPENDIX B 49 APPENDIX C 51 List of solution files available with the Instructor Resource material: CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Project Management Discussion Questions 1. Why is there a new or renewed interest in the field of project management? More and…show more content…
5. Briefly describe some key events in the history of project management. What project was the first to use “modern” project management? Some people say that building the Egyptian pyramids or the Great Wall of China were projects. Modern project management began with the Manhattan Project or development of the atomic bomb, which took about three years and cost almost $2 billion in 1946. This project had a separate project manager and technical manager. 6. What is the career outlook for project managers in information technology? Describe recent trends in project management certification and software tools. The demand for project managers continues to grow as more organizations take on projects. PMP certification continues to grown, and people are also starting to earn IT Project+ certification from CompTIA. Exercises Answers to all of these exercises will vary. The main purpose of these exercises is to have students begin doing some independent research to further explore the field of project management. You could have students discuss the results of these exercises in class to enhance participation. The exercises are provided here for your convenience. 1. Visit the Standish Group’s Web site (www.standishgroup.com). Read one of the CHAOS articles or a similar report on information technology project management on their site or a similar site. Write a one-page summary of the report, its key conclusions, and your opinion of the report.
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