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Topics Topic Successful IT project (graded) Q & A Forum (not graded) Successful IT project (graded) Evaluate the risks of the project and key risk factors. If you were in charge of managing this project, what steps would you have taken to control the risk in the project and what else would you have done differently to increase the chances for success? You can find a case study "The U.S. Census Bureau Field Data Collection Project: Don't Count on it" in "Doc Sharing" showing you how a project may fail. The key risks for the FDCA project are the lack of validated and approved baseline requirements for the project, lack of a risk management process, and ineffective management oversight. Examples of the key risks that were spawned from the risk factors were failure to meet the census deadline and the lack adequate performance by the handheld devices. When they contracted to have the handhelds created, they were not clear as to the level of excellence that the products had to perform. Moreover, the producers were not held accountable as to the deadline of the project completion. Collapse Mark as Unread The key risks for the Field Data Collection Automation project are the lack of validated and approved baseline requirements for the project, lack of a risk management process, and ineffective management oversight(Laudon & Laudon, 2010). Examples of the key risks that were spawned from the risk factors were failure to meet the census deadline and the lack adequate performance by the handheld devices. When they contracted to have the handhelds created, they were not clear as to the level of excellence that the products had to perform. Moreover, the producers were not held accountable as to the deadline of the project completion. Consequently, they failed at meeting the deadline and the handhelds that were created did not work. A stalwart risk management process would have had an effective management oversight that would validate approved baseline requirements. Effective management oversight would have held the contractor accountable to ensure that the deadline is met.
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They should have a standard/rule for the performance which deal with the deadlines and communications among the vendor as well as the people who design the device. Everyone who contributed in design and implementation should be reliable for any failure. Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2015). Management Information Systems: (12th ed.). References: Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2011). Management information systems: (11th ed.). References: Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2011). Management information systems: (11th ed.). Collapse Mark as Unread RE: Case Study 1) To have a better plan in the organization of the project a. Take incentive of the project, this would mean to plan the project and make a decision that will allow everyone to prioritize the project by task specific. Also, schedule time specific of the project, and determine the resources that is needed for the project.
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