Chapter 3 - Analyst as a Project Manager

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1 Chapter 3: The Analyst As a  Project Manager
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2 Learning Objectives Explain the elements of project management  and the responsibilities of a project manager Explain project initiation and the activities in  the project planning phase of the SDLC Describe how the scope of the new system is  determined
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3 Learning Objectives ( continued ) Develop a project schedule using Gantt  charts Develop a cost/benefit analysis and assess  the feasibility of a proposed project Discuss how to staff and launch a project
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4 The Reasons to Initiate IS  Project The new information system is part of  an overall strategic plan. The new information system is to  respond an immediate business need.
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5 What Is a Project? A project is a planned undertaking with  a beginning and an end that produce  predetermined result and is usually  constrained by a schedule and  resource.
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6 Dose Most Projects Succeed?  Based on the survey of the Standish  Group: Only 28% of system development projects  successful 72% of projects canceled, completed late,  completed over budget, and/or limited in  functionality
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8 Reasons for Project Failure Incomplete or changing requirements Limited user involvement Lack of executive support Lack of technical support Poor project planning Unclear objectives Lack of required resources
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9 Reasons for Project Success Clear system requirement definitions Substantial user involvement Support from upper management Thorough and detailed project plans Realistic work schedules and milestones
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10 Project Management Project management is organizing and  directing people to achieve a planned  result within budget and on schedule. Success or failure of project depends  on skills of the project manager. The responsibilities of project manager  are both internal and external
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11 Internal Responsibilities of the  Project Manager Identify project tasks and build a work breakdown  structure Develop the project schedule Recruit and train team members Assign team members to tasks Coordinate activities of team members and subteams Assess project risks Monitor and control project deliverables and  milestones Verify the quality of project deliverables
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12 External Responsibilities of  the Project Manager Report the project’s status and progress Establish good working relationships with  those who identify the needed system  requirements The people who will use the system Work directly with the client (the project’s  sponsor) and other stakeholders Identify resource needs and obtain resources
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13 Participants in a System  Development Project
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14 Various Titles/Roles of Project  Managers
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course FFDFD dssss taught by Professor Aabb during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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