Information Systems Project Management

Information Systems Project Management

A Process Approach

Edition 2.0 | Copyright 2020 | Publication Date: January 2019

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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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.


Written by IS Educators for IS Students
Teach students the unique challenges of managing IS projects not found in other types of projects. This author team has decades of experience teaching and working in information systems.

An Active-Learning Approach
Emphasize project management as a process, rather than a series of topical discussions. Have students manage a real, ongoing, information systems projects throughout the course.

Explore project management through group projects, exercises across all project phases, and both group and virtual team support software.

Relevant Technology Explored
Incorporate the use of project management, group support, and knowledge management technologies. An online Appendix provides a tutorial on Microsoft Project Professional.

Help students master the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) with end-of-chapter tables identifying elements covered facilitating use of the book as a study guide. This edition has been updated to cover the PMBOK 6th Edition.

Informative Spotlights
Boxes in each chapter highlight ethical dilemmas, common problems, tips from the pros, and global implications.

Format Consistent with this Author Team’s Best Sellers
Use the same style and pedagogy you may be familiar with from this author team’s best-selling books for other IS courses.

Agile Coverage (New in this Edition)
Examine the use of Agile approaches and techniques in new appendices to each of the three major sections of the book.

Up-To-Date Coverage (In this Edition)
Explore projects and technologies that reflect contemporary issues and practices.

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents PDF
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. Before joining IESE, he was the MBA Associate Director in the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong. Along with Dr. Valacich, he is a co-author of the leading textbook Information Systems Today, Dr. Schneider’s research interests include human-computer interaction, electronic commerce, and computer-mediated collaboration. His work has appeared in peer reviewed journals including Information Systems Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, and Management Science.

Christoph Schneider

Mark A. Fuller is the Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 2009-2018, Dr. Fuller 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’s academic and research interests focus on virtual teamwork, technology-supported learning, and trust and efficacy in technology-mediated environments.

Mark A. Fuller

Joseph (Joe) S. Valacich is the Eller Professor of MIS within the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. His primary research interests include deception detection, human-computer interaction, data visualization, cybersecurity, and e-business. He has published more than 200 articles in numerous prestigious journals. 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).

Joseph S. Valacich

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. Dr. George 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.

Joey F. George

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Microsoft Project 2007 Tutorial

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Online Tutorials for Microsoft Project 2016

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Information Systems Project Management: A Process and Team Approach

Information Systems Project Management

A Process and Team Approach

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

Edition 1.1
Copyright 2018
Publication date: May 10, 2017

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