Information Technology Project Management,

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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?
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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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