Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Managing Systems And IT Projects

  • Frank Tsui
  • ISBN-10: 0763790613
  • ISBN-13: 9780763790615
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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About the Product

This book is designed for software engineering students and project management professional in the IT and software industry. It focuses on the four phases of management -- planning, organizing, monitoring, and adjusting (POMA) -- and tailors to systems and applications on software projects. The tasks and techniques utilized in each of the POMA management phases are discussed with specific software engineering and IT related examples. Drawing from years of experience in the industry, the author presents material within a framework of real-world examples and exercises that help readers apply new concepts to everyday situations.


  • Emphasizes POMA (Planning, Organizing, Monitoring, and Adjusting) as a step-by-step framework for studying software project management.

  • An Additional Skills section includes four chapters - Project Team, Change Control, Task Scheduling, and Effort Estimation - that allow instructors to tailor the course to the desired emphasis.

  • Exercises at the end of each chapter include questions that go beyond rehearsing material covered in the chapter and encourage students to think critically

Table of Contents

Part One: Software Project Planning (POMA)
Chapter 1: Project Content and The Deliverables
Chapter 2: Task Analysis
Chapter 3: Goals and Measurements
Chapter 4: Project Resource Planning
Chapter 5: Risk Analysis and Planning

Part Two: Organizing and Preparing (POMA)
Chapter 6: Human Resources
Chapter 7: Process, Methodology, and Tool
Chapter 8: Measurements and Finance

Part Three: Software Project Monitoring (POMA)
Chapter 9: Collecting Project Information
Chapter 10: Analysis and Evaluation of Information
Chapter 11: Presenting and Communicating the Collected and Analyzed Data

Part Four: Adjustments and Actions (POMA)
Chapter 12: Planned and Unplanned Adjustments and Actions
Chapter 13: Release Management Council

Part Five: Additional Skills and Topics
Chapter 14: Project Team
Chapter 15: Change Control
Chapter 16: Task Scheduling
Chapter 17: Effort Estimation
Chapter 18: Earned Management Value
Chapter 19: Procurement