The XY Department - Case study: The XY Department In 1999,...

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Case study: The XY Department In 1999, the XY Department of the Federal Government reviewed its Year 2000 Date Turnover Computer Risks and found that its outdated computer systems for managing public clients needed new hardware and software. A business case was prepared for funding the replacement while at the same time implementing some improvements across 87 sites. The total budget requested was $2.3 million, for a two year project, with a deadline of June 30, 2001. 1. In view of a shortage of funds around at the time, government did not approve this amount. Only $1.5 million was authorized. However, the XY Department accepted this amount after they decided that they could maybe do the work for around the $1.5 m. 2. A project steering committee was established, with the department chief (CEO) as the sponsor, and several managers with differing outcome needs. In view of the shortfall on its original budget request, the committee decided not to employ a project manager. Instead it assigned this responsibility to the Finance Manager, who
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