Managing IT Projects For Business Change

From risk to success

By (author) Jeff Morgan, Chris Dale

Publication date: 04 Oct 2013

This book will empower experienced project managers and their business counterparts to understand and manage the risks of challenging business change projects. It does this by focusing on setting projects up for success and emphasising the importance of understanding the business context. It shows project managers and owners how to guide difficult projects home when mere excellence of technique or blind adherence to procedures would leave them at sea.
Jeff Morgan and Chris Dale have extensive experience of managing, researching and analysing large and difficult projects, having worked for consultancy firms and an organisation where projects of over $500M in value were common. Jeff was involved in projects such as the London Stock Exchange ‘Big Bang’. Chris is a founder member of the Centre for Software Reliability, a group specialising in the measurement of software-based systems.

Dimensions: 244x170mm

Print ISBN-13: 9781780171609

Ebook ISBN-13: 9781780171623

238 pages

Imprint: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Preface

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THE BUSINESS CONTEXT FOR SUCCESS

3. ENABLING SUCCESS

4. DESIGNING THE PROJECT

5. MAKING A START

6. PLAN, PLAN AND PLAN AGAIN

7. CHECK WHERE YOU ARE

8. DO UNTIL FINISHED

9. DEALING WITH TROUBLE

10. CAPTURING SUCCESS AND MOVING ON

11. CONCLUDING LESSONS

Appendix A: Work breakdown structure

Appendix B: A note about project plans

Appendix C: The Moscow rules for categorising requirements

An excellent resource for practitioners reflecting good practice in managing projects […]. This much needed and well thought out book should enable managers and team members to improve their track record in delivering large business change projects.

Professor Darren Dalcher
Professor, University of Hertfordshire Business School

This book will get experienced project managers to the next level, showing them what they need to do to build a platform for success, then keep the project on track. If you’ve mastered the basics, got some battle scars, and want to succeed with bigger challenges, this is the book for you.

Charles Change

Managing projects, particularly ICT projects is a subjective, hands-on process. Who better to write a book on this important topic than two guys who have seen the inside of many successful and some not so successful projects. They do not attempt to document a prescription for success, but offer clear guidelines for decision making at critical times. Readers will gain much by reading this book before, during and after a project journey.

W G (Bill) Hewett
Independent IT and Services Professional

...well structured and provides a solid guide to handling even the most challenging of projects.

A P Sutcliffe