Information Systems Project management

Information Systems Project Management:

A Process Approach

Christoph Schneider, City University of Hong Kong
Mark A. Fuller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joseph S. Valacich, The University of Arizona
Joey F. George, Iowa State University

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Copyright 2020
Publication date: Jan. 31, 2019

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This text recognizes that project management is a complex team-based activity where various types of technologies are an inherent part of the project management process. A hands-on education in these practices offer students the knowledge and skills necessary to productively manage IS projects in today’s technology-driven global economy.

Key features:

  • Written by IS educators for IS students. The author team has decades of experience teaching and working in information systems. Managing IS projects presents unique challenges not found in other types of projects.
  • An active-learning approach emphasizes project management as a process rather than a series of topical discussions. Students manage a real, ongoing, information systems project throughout the course.
  • Integrates team-based project management exercises across all project phases.
  • Addresses the advantages and challenges of virtual teams which are increasingly common and often global, adding further complexity.
  • Incorporates the use of project management, group support, and knowledge management technologies. An online Appendix provides a tutorial on Microsoft Project Professional.
  • Helps students master the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). To facilitate use as a study guide, end of-chapter tables identify elements of the PMBOK that each chapter has covered.
  • Boxes in each chapter highlight ethical dilemmas, common problems, tips from the pros, and global implications.
  • Style and pedagogy are consistent with this author team’s best-selling books for other IS courses.

New in Edition 2.0:

  • New appendices to each of the three major sections to the book (foundations, preparation, and execution) cover approaches and techniques for use in agile environments.
  • Updated to align with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK 6th Edition).
  • Comprehensively updated to reflect the nature of projects and technologies today.

Table of Contents

 
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PART I: PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 2: The Project Life Cycle
Chapter 3: Managing Project Teams
Chapter 4: Managing Project Stakeholders and Communication
Part I Appendix: Agile Project Management Foundations

PART II: STARTING, ORGANIZING, AND PREPARING THE PROJECT
Chapter 5: Managing Project Scope
Chapter 6: Managing Project Scheduling
Chapter 7: Managing Project Resources
Chapter 8: Managing Project Costs and Quality
Chapter 9: Managing Project Risk
Chapter 10: Managing Project Procurement
Part II Appendix: Starting, Organizing, and Preparing Agile Projects

PART III: EXECUTING, CONTROLLING, AND ENDING THE PROJECT
Chapter 11: Managing Project Execution
Chapter 12: Managing Project Control and Closure
Part III Appendix: Executing, Controlling and Closing Projects in Agile Environments

About the Authors

Christoph Schneider
Dr. Christoph Schneider is the MBA Associate Director and an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Washington State University. His teaching interests include the management of information systems and Web design. Dr. Schneider is an active researcher. His primary research interests include human-computer interaction, electronic commerce, and computer-mediated collaboration. His research has appeared in peer reviewed journals including Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Management Science, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. He is a co-author of the leading textbook Information Systems Today, published by Pearson. Dr. Schneider serves as a Senior Editor at Information Systems Journal and as a member of the international steering committee for the International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD). Dr. Schneider is an active paddler in the Dragon Boat Team Loreley Hong Kong and has competed in races in Hong Kong and across mainland China.

Mark A. Fuller
Dr. Mark A. Fuller is the Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In this role he has overall responsibility for managing interactions with over 270,000 alumni world-wide, including marketing and communications, engagement activities, and fundraising. From 2009-2018, he was the Thomas O’Brien Endowed Chair and served as Dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Fuller received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. His academic and research interests focus on virtual teamwork, technology supported learning, and trust and efficacy in technology-mediated environments.

Joseph (Joe) S. Valacich
Dr. Joseph (Joe) S. Valacich is the Eller Professor of MIS within the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He is also the Co‑Founder, Chairman, and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Neuro-ID, Inc., which provides prescriptive analytics solutions to the risk industry. He received a Ph.D. in MIS from the University of Arizona, and M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Montana where he ran track. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Valacich worked in the software industry in Seattle, in both large and start-up organizations. His primary research interests include deception detection, human-computer interaction, data visualization, cyber security, and e-business. Dr. Valacich is a prolific scholar. He has published more than 200 articles in numerous prestigious journals including among others: Academy of Management Journal, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of the AIS, Journal of MIS, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Dr. Valacich has served on various national task forces designing model curricula for the information systems discipline, including IS ’97, IS 2002, and IS 2010: The Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems, where he was Co-Chairperson. Dr. Valacich has been presented numerous teaching, service, and research awards. In 2009, Dr. Valacich was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (2009).

Joey F. George
Dr. Joey F. George is the Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Information Systems, and the John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business in the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Dr. George received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of California at Irvine. At the time, he owned one of the original IBM PCs on which he typed his dissertation. His research interests focus on deceptive computer-mediated communication, computer-based monitoring, and group support systems. He was the editor-in-chief of Communications of the Association for Information Systems from 2006-2009. He has served on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly, and Information Systems Research. He is currently on the board of the Journal of MIS. Dr. George has chaired 28 doctoral committees. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He is a co‑author of two best-selling textbooks on systems analysis & design, published by Pearson. He is a past president of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). In 2008, he was named a Fellow of AIS. In 2014, he was awarded the AIS LEO Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Information Systems Project Management, Edition 1.1

Information Systems Project Management:

A Process and Team Approach

Mark A. Fuller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joseph S. Valacich, The University of Arizona
Joey F. George, Iowa State University
Christoph Schneider, City University of Hong Kong

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Publication date: May 10, 2017

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