Dynamic E-Business Implementation Management : How to Effectively Manage E-Business Implementation
||Author: Bennet Lientz, Kathryn Rea|
List Price: $47.95
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Publisher: Academic Press (July, 2000)
Sales Rank: 76,502
Average Customer Rating: 4.44 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
On the money
This book tells you exactly what it says on the cover "How to effectively manage e-business implementations". The chapters are short and sharp, the assumption is made you have experience in project management already. This is NOT a book about project management. I found the structure excellant for "active readers", easy to scan through and revise back on. If like me you manage several project you'll end up going back to it again and again.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Essential book for e-commerce projects
If you want to learn what e-commerce is and get a lot of jargon involving the words ˇ°chainˇ±, ˇ°globalˇ±, ˇ°supplierˇ±, ˇ°customerˇ±, and ˇ°e-ˇ°, do not look here. This is a book on how to do e-commerce. I am a manager at a software firm that implements e-commerce solutions. In doing many e-commerce projects over the past 4 years we have found that implementing e-commerce is quite different and more complex than standard IT projects. However, most books either do not address putting e-commerce in or they treat e-commerce as an IT application. E-commerce is not a standard IT project. Today about 40% of our staff do business analysis and support tasks for e-commerce rather than IT work. This is the first book to deal realistically with the problems that people in the real world face when they do e-commerce. We are now buying this book for our customers as well as our staff. The book handles the roles of business staff, consultants, and systems staff. More importantly the book discusses in depth how to detect, handle, and resolve specific things that you are likely to meet up with. This book is both valuable and realistic.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent guidelines for e-bus projects
The authors have used their experience in e-business implementation to provide specific guidelines and tips in implementing e-business projects. The book deals with many technical, management, user, and vendor issues that you are likely to encountered and that we have dealt with in our e-business efforts. There is more time pressure and higher management expectations for e-business than standard IT or business projects. There are good suggestions for dealing with the time pressure. E-business is a program since one project leads to another. E-business projects overlap. This book addresses that in four chapters that handle expansion and on-going e-business. Using this book we have encountered fewer problems in our latest e-business project than in previous efforts. Some other areas of the book that are good are dealing with competing demands for resources between regular work and e-business projects as well as the method for tracking, analyzing, and reporting on e-business issues. Chapter 15 has some good charts and analysis for e-business issues. Another useful idea is to have multiple project leaders for the e-business implementation. There are examples in banking, manufacturing, retailing, and natural resources that are followed through the book. While written for e-business there are useful ideas here for IT projects overall.
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