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- There are substantial challenges involved in managing technical projects. Yet, successfully delivering these projects is critical for most businesses to succeed. It's crucial to proceed carefully, leverage the knowledge of others, and ensure you are working with technical and business personnel to deliver the right outcomes. I trust the recommendations in this course will help you deliver those positive outcomes. However, managing technical projects virtually requires you to learn continuously.
Here are some sources to help. First are the other project management courses on this site. Second is the Project Management Institute or PMI. There are PMI chapters throughout the world with frequent meetings that provide the opportunity to hear speakers addressing project management topics. It's also a great opportunity to network with other project managers. PMI also owns and operates the projectmanagement.com website, which is a rich source of knowledge, templates, and other items of interest.
There are also some books I would recommend. The first is Information Technology Project Management Revised by Kathy Schwalbe. This is a well-known resource that takes the concepts promoted by PMI and translates them into approaches to manage IT projects. I have found this to be a great resource. For those who are in IT, James Taylor's Managing Information Technology Projects: Applying Project Management Strategies to Software, Hardware, and Integration is another valuable reference.
Finally, for a book that provides more discussion on the bonds between people, business processes, and technical tools, I recommend Managing Technology-Based Projects: Tools, Techniques, People, and Business Processes by Hans J. Thamhain. I hope you've enjoyed this course and continue to expand your knowledge and experience in managing technical projects. As our technology expands and becomes more complex, the need for people to tackle these projects will grow.
Demand is already exceeding supply worldwide, so there are great benefits in learning this craft. It can bring opportunity to you personally, professionally, and in the community where you live.
- Identifying and managing stakeholders
- Guiding process and organizational change
- Considering a cloud-based solution
- Planning a technology project
- Assessing risks and changes
- Executing a technology project
- Addressing challenges such as conflict and changing priorities