- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: J Ross Publishing (July 30, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1604270780
- ISBN-13: 978-1604270785
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,671,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mastering It Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques
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This is an indispensable, useable reference and guide for IT project managers, business analysts, and anyone who wants to understand how to manage projects successfully in the IT environment. --David Carrier, Ph.D., PMP, LEAN/DFSS, ITIL, SSBB, CSM
Mastering IT Project Management is the definitive source of knowledge for managing all phases of IT infrastructure projects. Despite my decades of experience, this resource discusses several areas that I never considered and would have helped many of my projects go much smoother. This is a must read and heed! --Robert C. Anderson, Director, Process Development and Quality Assurance, Computer Aid Inc.
About the Author
Murali Chemuturi is a project management, information technology and software development subject matter expert, hands-on programmer, author, consultant and trainer. In 2001, he formed Chemuturi Consultants which offers information technology and software development consulting and training to organizations in the United States and India. He has over 15 years of engineering experience and more than 26 years of IT and software development experience. His most recent position prior to forming his own firm was Vice President of Software Development at Vistaar e-Business Pvt., Ltd. Mr. Chemuturi earned undergraduate degrees in both Electrical and Industrial Engineering, an MBA, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Methods & Programming. He also has several years of academic teaching experience and has taught a variety of computer & IT courses such as COBOL, Fortran, BASIC, Computer Architecture, and Database Management Systems. Murali is a well published author in professional journals and has authored three highly regarded books. In 2009, Mr. Chemuturi wrote his first book, Software Estimation Best Practices, Tools, & Techniques, followed with two other equally successful books in 2010, Mastering Software Project Management and Mastering Software Quality Assurance. Mr. Chemuturi remains active in professional societies as well. He is a senior member of IEEE, a senior member of the Computer Society of India, and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering.
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Part of the completeness of the book derives from the extensive Appendices that include useful artifacts (many of which are downloadable from the publishers website) and explanations of some key aspects of management (e.g. People Management) that will be familiar to most readers but handy to have as a concise refresher without the need to find and refer to other sources.
With such a comprehensive coverage, it's hard to single out favorites but I particularly like the discussion in Chapter 2 of the pros and cons of different approaches (ad-hoc, process, schedule, hybrids) to project management in the context of IT projects. The book has a good treatment of sizing of the IT system to be implemented by its component parts to ensure that the solution is designed for the appropriate performance metrics. I also think that separating "Project Control" as an important activity that is part of but separate from project management is very valuable. The final chapter on what can go wrong helps to validate everything that goes before and put it into "real world" context. As if to prove the point, I found myself referring back to the previous text to read it more carefully for a solution to the "real world" challenge.
The only omission of note that I can see is that the book does not mention cloud or SaaS as options or considerations for IT Project Management. The smart reader will keep this in mind and still reap considerable benefits from the book as it stands.