Cisco Press Releases PM Crash Course™ with World Renowned Project Management Trainer Rita Mulcahy

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • 10.19.09
Cisco Press, the official publisher of Cisco certification and networking technology materials, announced the release of PM Crash Course™ for IT Professionals, the first book of its kind bringing together one of the largest IT publishers with best-selling project management author, Rita Mulcahy.

The new resource targets IT professionals and helps them get projects back on track using proven, real-world project management tools and techniques. Readers learn how to make an immediate impact on IT projects.

News facts include:
  • IT professionals are often faced with extremely challenging project deployments, as well as initiatives that are mission-critical to their organizations. However, most books and training materials on project management pay little or no attention to the unique challenges IT project managers face.
  • This practical Course in a Book® covers the basics of project management, including planning, scheduling, budgeting and more. The authors provide checklists, templates and exercises to reinforce learning of these concepts, and include dozens of tricks, insights and contributions from project managers sharing what has made a difference for them when managing real-world projects.
  • Real-world issues covered:
    - Understanding why IT projects fail—and how to prevent failure.
    - Defining effective IT project charters and requirements.
    - Organizing IT roadmaps into manageable projects.
    - Capturing, creating and using historical data.
    - Establishing soft and hard project metrics and milestones.
    - Identifying and managing stakeholders and expectations.
    - Choosing the right PM tools—including in-house, hosted and cloud-based solutions.
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Paul Boger, vice president/publisher Pearson/Cisco Press, said, “Pearson has a long history of partnering with top experts, leaders and creators of technology. When developing a project management resource that would specifically help IT professionals, Rita Mulcahy was the only logical choice. We are thrilled to have Rita as a valued member of the Pearson and Cisco Press family, and to be able to deliver such rich content to the IT community.”

David Dusthimer, associate publisher Cisco Press, said, “Cisco Press is excited to bring the world-renowned project management expertise of Rita Mulcahy to the community of IT professionals. Networkers have always applied project management as an integral workplace process, and guidance from the preeminent expert, tailored to their industry, will be an invaluable tool for further success.”

Rita Mulcahy, founder and CEO RMC Project Management, said, “My focus has always been on developing resources that project managers can use to make an immediate impact on their current projects.  Our partnership with Cisco Press has finally allowed me to bring this real-world project management focus directly to IT professionals.

“To be affiliated with a world-class publishing company like Cisco Press is truly an honor, and certainly one of the highlights of my 20 years in the project management industry," she said.  Throughout the book development process, it was obvious Cisco Press and RMC share the same philosophy—that the key to remaining the leader in your industry is to work harder and innovate more than everyone else.”

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