Software has advanced tremendously in recent years, and it is important for project managers and their teams to use software to help manage information technology projects. Each copy of Information Technology Project Management, REVISED Sixth Edition, includes a detailed guide in Appendix A on using the leading project management software on the market Microsoft Project 2010. Examples using Project and other software tools are integrated throughout the text, not as an afterthought. Appendix A, Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2010, teaches you in a systematic way to use this powerful software to help in project scope, time, cost, human resource, and communications management.
Resource for PMP and Other Certification Exams
Professional certification is an important factor in recognizing and ensuring quality in a profession. PMI provides certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), and this text is an excellent resource for studying for the certification exam. This text will also help you pass other certification exams, such as CompTIA s Project exam. Having experience working on projects does not mean you can easily pass the PMP or other certification exams. I like to tell my students a story about taking a driver s license test after moving to Minnesota. I had been driving very safely and without accidents for over 16 years, so I thought I could just walk in and take the test. I was impressed by the sophisticated computer system used to administer the test. The questions were displayed on a large touch-screen monitor.
Provides Exercises, Running Cases, Templates, Sample Documents, and Optional Simulation Software
Based on feedback from readers, the Sixth Edition continues to provide challenging exercises and running cases to help students apply concepts in each chapter. There are over 50 templates, examples of real project documents, and optional simulation software developed by Fissure, a PMI Registered Education Provider, that you can use to actively practice your skills in managing a project. All of these features help the subject matter come alive and have more meaning.
A companion (premium) Web site provides you with a one-stop location to access informative links and tools to enhance your learning. Similar to other companion (premium) Web sites provided by Course Technology, this site will be a valuable resource as you view lecture notes, templates, interactive quizzes, podcasts, student files for Project 2010, important articles, references, and more. You can also link to the author s site to see real class syllabi, samples of student projects, and other helpful links.