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Paperback Real Web Project Management: Case Studies and Best Practices from the Trenches Book

ISBN: 0321112555

ISBN13: 9780321112552

Real Web Project Management: Case Studies and Best Practices from the Trenches

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Book Overview

The authors show not just the generally accepted methodology, but also where and how that theory doesn't help in real-world situations. This practical handbook approach allows the reader to find immediate solutions to the problem at hand. The CD and Website include valuable project plan templates, model websites, project checklists, consulting contracts, and software vendor reviews.

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Helpful Starting Point

I bought and read this book as I was trying to make a career move into Web Project Management. This book was very helpful to me in taking my PM skillset, and web-enabling it. I found the templates very useful as a starting point as well. When I eventually did land a job doing more web-based PM - I shared this books resources with my team to use on an intranet re-design project we're working on. I highly recommend this book.

EXCELLENT! A++!

This book is excellent! I run a web site design, hosting, and web application development company and use this book as a reference tool when questions or situations pop up. It packs great information into each chapter and has real-world case studies at the end of each chapter (that most project managers can relate to).

A good one

I've read a couple of other books on the subject, and though they were all excellent judged on their own merits, Shelford and Remillard's book stands out in at least three ways:First, the emphasis placed on the practical aspects of web project management is invaluable. They just don't talk about what should be done, but also show how to do it. For instance, one knows that in order to be an effective project manager, s/he has to get along with all the players on the team. That's common sense, but what really helps is tips on how it should be done, as the authors do. In the quality assurance section, the importance of bug tracking is mentioned. Then they go on to talk about how to track the different bugs, the tools to use, information to keep etc.Second, as someone before me has already mentioned, the case-studies in the book are really helpful. They give insight into how web projects are handled in the real world, ie corporations and smaller companies. If you're going to be working as a web PM, it certainly helps to know about the experiences others have had. In one example, the situation of an indepedent consultant is described - he has to deal with three or four different, non-complying, business units within the same company to simply obtain a copy of the the marketing email distribution list needed for the project. If you find yourself having to deal with problematic clients, you'll have a head start on how to handle the situation. We as readers can benefit from years of acumen developed and distilled by other project managers by simply reading the case-studies. Thirdly, the templates and other documents provided in the CD are a good starting point for your own projects. You can put them to use immediately with minor modifications. Samples for various mock projects are provided, so you know what kind of information to collect. All in all, a good book.

This book rocks...

I worked in the trenches of the 90s web boom at various locales, and i wish we'd had this book to help us deal with some of the chaos we encountered. But not only are the case studies and analyses extremely helpfull, the thing is actually readable! These guy write with freshness and wit. Highly recommended

An excellent primer for web project management.

Clearly, the web as we know it will only become more and more ingrained in our businesses and our society. As a relative neophyte to the Internet space I found this book to be invaluable in developing a better understanding of web development. Probably, the best thing about the book was its focus on practical applications and real world examples. The Internet of the 1990's was filled with industry jargon and pie in the sky ideas that have gone the way of the dodo (and Internet stocks sky high valuations). If someone is looking for how to develop a web site the right way, right away then this book is a great place to start.
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