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Information Technology Project Management, 7th Edition

  • includes Microsoft Project 2010 60 Day Trial CD-ROM
  • Kathy Schwalbe
  • ISBN-10: 1133526853
  • ISBN-13: 9781133526858
  • 672 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Introduce your students to exciting "behind-the-scenes" opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's unique INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 7E. This one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT) projects that extend well beyond standard project management requirements. No book offers more up-to-the minute insights and software tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition, the global standard for managing projects and earning certification. The book weaves today's theory with successful practices for an understandable, integrated presentation that focuses on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is the only text to apply all ten project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Students master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups--initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Intriguing examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, a new Agile case, opportunities with MindView software, and a new chapter on project stakeholder management further ensure your readers have the foundation to manage IT projects with success.


  • FRESH NEW EXAMPLES, LEARNING FEATURES, AND CASES PROVIDE CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE. Students gain important practice for the business world with engaging exercises, ongoing cases and updated learning features, including What Went Right?, What Went Wrong?, Best Practice, Media Snapshot, and the new Global Issues feature. Appendix C includes information on three different project management simulation tools available as a separate purchase, along with discounts for mentioning this text.

  • FULL INSTRUCTOR RESOURCE PACKAGE OFFERS TIME-SAVING PREPARATION AND TEACHING SOLUTIONS. You will find all of the time-saving resources you need to create a dynamic course with the book's complete supplement package, available online or on CD-ROM. An Instructor's Manual, Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, ExamView™ test bank, Syllabi, Student Data Files and CourseMate Premium Website provide additional instructional support and guidance.

  • UPDATES LINK TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK®). Fully updated content provides the latest links to the Project Management Body of Knowledge to ensure your students have the most recent information and tools at their fingertips.

  • DETAILED GUIDE FOR USING MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2010 DEMONSTRATES HOW TO MAXIMIZE THIS TOOL. Students who are interested can find a complete, detailed guide for using Microsoft® Project 2010 within Appendix A.

  • THOROUGH, TIMELY COVERAGE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS ON-THE-JOB AND IN CERTIFICATION EXAMS. This book carefully details content that is ideal both in preparing students for successful careers in Project Management as well as in equipping them with insights important for excelling in certification exams.

About the Author

Kathy Schwalbe

Kathy Schwalbe, Ph.D., PMP, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Business Administration at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, where she primarily taught courses in project management and problem solving for business. Dr. Schwalbe's first job out of college was as a project manager/officer in the Air Force. She worked for 10 years in industry (Air Force, Boeing, and Clark Oil) before entering academia in 1991. Dr. Schwalbe is an active member of PMI, having served as the Student Chapter Liaison for the Minnesota chapter, VP of Education for the Minnesota chapter, Editor of the ISSIG Review, Director of Communications for PMI’s Information Systems Specific Interest Group, member of PMI’s test-writing team, and writer for the community posts. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Minnesota, her MBA at Northeastern University’s High Technology MBA program, and her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Schwalbe was named Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Project Management.
2. The Project Management and Information Technology Context.
3. The Project Management Process Groups: A Case Study.
4. Project Integration Management.
5. Project Scope Management.
6. Project Time Management.
7. Project Cost Management.
8. Project Quality Management.
9. Project Human Resource Management.
10. Project Communications Management.
11. Project Risk Management.
12. Project Procurement Management.
13. Project Stakeholder Managements.
Appendix A. Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2010
Appendix B. Advice for the Project Management Professional Exam (PMP) and Related Certifications.
Appendix C. Additional Running Cases and Software.

New to this edition

  • NEW AGILE CASE DEMONSTRATES HOW THIS IMPORTANT METHOD APPLIES TO TODAY'S SOFTWARE PROJECTS. A new Agile case added to Chapter 3 familiarizes students with this quick-paced project management method for software projects. Students see this approach in action with its advantages and disadvantages as an alternative to waterfall project management.
  • NEW CHAPTER ON PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT FURTHER PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS. This edition provides an entire new chapter (Ch. 13) Project Stakeholder Management. The 2012 PMBOK® Guide made project stakeholder management a new knowledge area to emphasize its importance, and being able to identify stakeholders, plan stakeholder management, and manage and control stakeholder engagement is essential, especially for IT projects.
  • UPDATED RESEARCH, EXAMPLES, AND END OF CHAPTER MATERIALS. This edition provides up-to-date research on trends in project management and IT applications development, new examples of projects that went right and wrong, and updated end of chapter materials to include discussion questions and exercises related to agile, mobile technologies, and other recent trends.
  • RECENT UPDATES THROUGHOUT THIS EDITION REFLECT THE LATEST CHANGES IN TODAY'S PMP EXAM. Content throughout the text and in Appendix B now reflects the latest changes made in the PMP exam. Most of these updates address the most recent updates throughout the PMBOK® Guide and demonstrate how professional responsibility questions have changed.
  • NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MINDVIEW SOFTWARE INTRODUCES READERS TO THIS LEADING SOFTWARE TOOL. Now your students can learn to take full advantage of the popular MindView project management software as they discover how to create mind maps to maximize productivity in meetings, transform ideas into actionable steps, and develop and share solid, detailed project plans. This edition includes examples of creating a work breakdown structure with a mind map and easily converting it into a Gantt chart with MindView Business software. A special 60-day trial of this Windows-based software is available from


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133526896 | ISBN-13: 9781133526896)

Find all the instructor resources to accompany this edition of the text at your fingertips in one convenient, easy-to-use CD. Most of the resources are also available in the password protected area of Time-saving tools help facilitate classroom instruction include an Instructor's Manual, Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® slides, ExamView™ test bank, Syllabi, Student Data Files. Updates throughout the Instructor's Resource CD reflect all changes in the core text.

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285764110 | ISBN-13: 9781285764115)
CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285764099 | ISBN-13: 9781285764092)

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285764137 | ISBN-13: 9781285764139)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your management course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.