IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Second Edition (Certification Press)

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9780072232028: IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Second Edition (Certification Press)

Renowned IT project management expert, Joseph Phillips, again delivers an authoritative, easy-to-understand guide that delves into all CompTIA IT Project+ certification objectives. The “Inside the Exam” sections focus on the necessary topics to pass the new CompTIA exam. Each chapter features an end-of-chapter review, and the CD-ROM includes an IT Project+ practice test, plus templates and worksheets to use when managing a project. The included real-world examples that provide on-the-job insight from practicing project management professionals, and tie discussed theory to practice, make this comprehensive reference a must-have for IT staff.

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Complete IT projects on time, stay within budget, and prepare for CompTIA’s IT Project+ certification exam

Get expert advice on planning and steering a successful IT project using PMBOK-driven principles. Expert author and PMI certified Project Management Professional, Joseph Phillips, walks you through each step of the IT project management process, and shares critical strategies that engender smoothly-run, on-time, and within-budget projects. Find the best path to initiate a project, uncover techniques for project planning, focus your managing skills on picking the most qualified team members, and discover ways to deal with management. Then, establish communication channels and realistic timetables and learn how to track financial obligations. These concepts are also illustrated through interviews with leading IT project managers. The bonus CD-ROM includes an IT Project+ simulated certification test which, along with the in-depth exam information covered in the “Inside the Exam” chapter sections, and the end-of-chapter exercises and quizzes, prepares you for the new CompTIA IT Project+ certification exam.

  • Define a project goal and create the project charter
  • Create a feasibility plan and establish a priority list
  • Determine strategy and obtain budget dollars
  • Work with management and define their role
  • Determine project expenses—including estimated required hours
  • Organize a project team—assess internal skills as well as utilize external resources
  • Delegate responsibilities and manage project schedules
  • Resolve disagreements—as well as address delays and budget increases
  • Track progress and implement quality testing
  • Maintain leadership and keep your team focused

Covers all exam objectives for CompTIA’s IT Project+ Certification

CD-ROM includes IT Project+ simulated exam, and project management worksheets and templates

Joseph Phillips, PMP, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, A+, Network+, IT Project+, is the Director of Education for Project Seminars, a project management training company. He has successfully implemented projects for pharmaceutical, banking, manufacturing, insurance, and other industries. Phillips has also taught PMP exam prep courses and given risk management and IT project management seminars for Fortune 500 companies, the US military, not-for-profit agencies, and universities.

About the Author:

Joseph Phillips, PMP, MCSE, MCT, CTT+, A+, Network+, IT Project+ (Indianapolis, IN) has served as an IT Professional specializing in project management since 1993. Phillips is the owner of Project Seminars, a PMI Authorized Education Provider, and teaches project management seminars throughout the world. Phillips has contributed as an author or editor to more than 30 books on technology, careers, and project management.

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