A complete guide to using the Internet to improve project management performance. Empowered by a new generation of Internet technologies and Web applications, managers can now work together from virtually anywhere in the world and on any platform to manage and complete a project. With the help of the Internet, they can discuss the details of any project in advance, track a project's progress, adjust a timeline in real time, manage distributed teams, understand resource bottlenecks, and revise plans on the fly. In this important book, Internet expert Amit Maitra describes how to successfully exploit the power and versatility of the Internet as a tool for managing projects and processes, and how you can too.
Maitra provides an overview of current Internet technologies and describes how to incorporate satellites and Internet-based project management techniques into high-technology, manufacturing, and opreations environments. He presents a series of fascinating and instructive case studies that demonstrate the various successful approaches used at several leading-edge companies.
Maitra provides managers with clear, step-by-step guidelines for designing, developing, and implementing Internet approaches customized to an organization's unique project management needs - and supplies helpful ideas for assessing the performance and ROI of project management Internet applications.
About the Author
AMIK K. MAITRA, President and founder of Satlink Communications Inc., provides research and advisory services for developing long-term IS strategies. He is also a visiting scholar at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. During his twenty years as an IS engineer and project manager, Maitra has held positions with NASA and several leading defense contractors.