With constrained schedules and anxious stakeholders eager for results, the typical IT project team doesn't have the luxury of wading through lengthy tomes to find solutions. The IT Project Management Answer Book guides you to the specific answers you need to successfully conduct and complete your IT project. Written in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, the book covers all aspects of managing an IT project, from initial organizational issues to closeout. Following the classic project management processes, author David Pratt builds on the basics to offer valuable insights not found in other resources, including: Proven techniques such as the best way to manage defects How to create performance standards for outside contractors How to develop a user's manualFor more technically inclined team members, the author's plain-speak approach presents a refreshing view of the IT world. For those less technically oriented, he describes the tools and solutions for dealing with IT project challenges in an accessible, straightforward way. Let this information-packed resource lead you and your team to IT project success. ContentsWhy Projects Succeed Organizing for Success Project Initiation Project Planning Project Execution Project Closeout Project Monitoring and Control Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Quality Management Human Resource Management Risk Management Procurement Management. About the AuthorDavid Pratt, PMP, is a certified Project Management Professional with more than 20 years of experience in managing projects of all types in both the private and public sectors. He currently teaches project management at South Puget Sound Community College in Lacey, Washington, where he led the curriculum design effort for the Project Management Certificate program. He is the author of Pragmatic Project Management: Five Scalable Steps to Success and numerous articles.