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This book provides a good support for project management courses. It focuses on IS projects which makes it more specific. I would recommend to use it in PM courses with focus on IS, but not in specialized Information Systems Development courses. Information related to IS development methodologies and exercises using MS Project are rather limited. Nonetheless, the book is a good source for further reading.
I found this to book to be a highly essential guide that aligns with the course that i am delivering. I will be putting title forward to be a core text
not enough backgroud on project management tools (MS Project or Oracle's Primavera)
Methodology in this book is treated as systems development methodology, instead of project management methodology, which makes the focus too narrow for an IS/IT course. Agile is only given a cursory couple of pages, and some of the other sections are patchy.
I think it is a good and thorough book, especially since it covers and exemplifies the use of a modern project management tool and talks about risks in an IS project. However, it is also a bit too much for our new beginners.
We might take it under new consideration in the future, since we have a special course on project management. I will give the book to the teacher in question.
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