Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch


pmwj41-Dec2015-Raibick-BOOKBook Title: Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch
Author: Taylor Olson, PMP
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
List Price: $49.95.
Format: Hard Cover, 254 pages
Publication Date:   2016    
ISBN: 13-978-1-60427-125-6
Reviewer: Edward Raibick, PMP
Review Date: October 2015



The book titled Digital Project Management – The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch is an excellent guide for project managers responsible for managing internal intranet or external internet web site. It takes the reader through a 30-step process for estimating project costs, gathering requirements, planning, executing and delivering a successful web site.

This book also offers the reader a wealth of information and lessons learned by the author. It also offers documents and templates that can be downloaded from the publisher’s web site for use on the reader’s projects.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is organized in three Sections:

         Section I: Initializing

  • Needs Assessment
  • Documentation

Section II: Planning

  • Communication
  • Information Architecture
  • Analysis
  • Development
  • (Test) Preparation  

Section III: Construct to Close

  • (Web) Content
  • Testing
  • Cutover
  • Summary


This book walks the reader through the development and release of a web site for a fictitious company called Jetzen whose business is the sale of spaceships. It is an easy-to-read book loaded with tips and advice gained by years of project management experience of the author.


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About the Reviewer     

pmwj41-Dec2015-Raibick-PHOTOEdward Raibick

Texas, USA



Edward Raibick has extensive engineering, managerial and IT Project Management experience. Edward holds an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Electronics, a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Internet and IT security. His career includes over 10 years with the IBM Corporation and over 15 years with Texas Instruments. Edward is a member of the Project Management Institute, Dallas Chapter, having acquired his PMP certification in 2011. Email address: [email protected]   


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