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Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management Introduction to Project Management Information Technology Project Information Technology Project Management, Management, Fifth Edition Fifth Edition
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Information Technology Project Management, Fifth Edition, Copyright 2007 Learning Objectives Understand the growing need for better project management, especially for information technology projects Explain what a project is, provide examples of information technology projects, list various attributes of projects, and describe the triple constraint of projects Describe project management and discuss key elements of the project management framework, including project stakeholders, the project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and project success 2
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Information Technology Project Management, Fifth Edition, Copyright 2007 Learning Objectives (continued) Discuss the relationship between project, program, and portfolio management and the contributions they each make to enterprise success Understand the role of the project manager by describing what project managers do, what skills they need, and what the career field is like for information technology project managers Describe the project management profession, including its history, the role of professional organizations like the Project Management Institute, the importance of certification and ethics, and the advancement of project management software 3
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Information Technology Project Management, Fifth Edition, Copyright 2007 Introduction Many organizations today have a new or renewed interest in project management Computer hardware, software, networks, and the use of interdisciplinary and global work teams have radically changed the work environment The U.S. spends $2.3 trillion on projects every year, or one-quarter of its gross domestic product, and the world as a whole spends nearly $10 trillion of its $40.7 gross product on projects of all kinds 4
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Information Technology Project Management, Fifth Edition, Copyright 2007 Project Management Statistics Worldwide IT spending totaled more than $1.8 trillion in 2005, a 6 percent increase from 2004, and spending is projected to grow 8 percent in 2006 and 4 percent in 2007 In 2005, the total compensation for the average senior project manager was $99,183 per year in the United States, $94,646 in Australia, and $106,374 in the United Kingdom The number of people earning their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification increased by more than 70 percent from 2004 to 2005, with more than 200,000 PMPs worldwide by the end of August, 2006 5
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Motivation for Studying Information Technology (IT) Project Management IT Projects have a terrible track record, as described in the “What Went Wrong?” section A 1995 Standish Group study (CHAOS) found that only 16.2% of IT projects were successful in meeting scope, time, and cost goals
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