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The Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning to Launch and Beyond

Many companies rush into adopting new technologies to both gain an edge on their longtime competitors as well as outpace the startups. The result is a widespread business imperative to complete a multitude of software development projects, but oftentimes the lead on development doesn't have the necessary project management know-how or experience—and this can undermine the entire initiative. The Complete Software Project Manager was written to ensure this doesn't happen.

Friday, January 29, 2016 3:13 pm EST

Many companies rush into adopting new technologies to both gain an edge on their longtime competitors as well as outpace the startups. The result is a widespread business imperative to complete a multitude of software development projects, but oftentimes the lead on development doesn't have the necessary project management know-how or experience—and this can undermine the entire initiative. The Complete Software Project Manager was written to ensure this doesn't happen.

From Cloud-database migrations, to multi- platform websites, to real-time customer- service applications, and more—this is the go-to guide for successfully managing a software development project for all. Directors, managers, C-Level executives, and even seasoned project managers can take this practical guide into every meeting, from inception to post-launch, to effectively define, staff, budget, and run medium- to large-sized projects. Step-by-step advice from an award-winning technology consultant lets you operate with confidence knowing you are using the same knowledge and skill set as a top expert in the industry, including how to:

  • Understand software development and why it is so difficult
  • Plan a project, choose technology platforms, and develop project specifications
  • Staff a project, develop a budget, test software development progress, and troubleshoot problems
  • Deal with it when it all goes wrong

Read cover to cover, this thorough treatment fully prepares you to lead for success with rarely taught best practices explained in easy-to-understand language fortified with hints and real-life examples. Keep this book with you through the entire project for its powerful management tools and handy lists of red flags, danger signals, and what to avoid at all costs to stay on track.

The Complete Software Project Manager: Mastering Technology from Planning to Launch and Beyond is the must-have resource for every professional leading software projects. Everyone, from those with no background in technology to seasoned project managers, will find valuable advice to improve their process.

Written specifically for day-to-day use on the job, this one-of-a-kind resource addresses the factors contributing to disastrous technology projects by providing exclusive coverage on how to successfully roll out and lead those types of projects. Even if you're already in the middle of an initiative that isn't going well, this groundbreaking guidebook gives you the crash course you need to turn things around, including the basics of software project management, clarity through real-world examples, advanced topics for developing an effective management approach, and the hard-to-see pitfalls to avoid. Boost your management skills to another level with insight found nowhere else, such as:

  • The five most common project hazards and what to do about them
  • Identifying and trouble-shooting the three most serious project problems
  • The single-most important key to modern project management

Don't let the technology gap stand in your way of leadership excellence with The Complete Software Project Manager.

ANNA P. MURRAY, a nationally recognized technology consultant, speaker, and blogger, is president of emedia, a provider of software development, high-level technology consulting, and project and program management. She is a double winner of the Stevie Award for Women in Business, a recipient of a Mobile Marketing Association award for mobile app development, and Folio's Top Women in Media award.

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