GNB INFO 461 Ch02

GNB INFO 461 Ch02 - 1 INFO 461 Chapter 2 2 Conceptualizing...

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1 INFO 461 Chapter 2
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2 Conceptualizing and Initializing the Project Chapter 2
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3 Information Technology Project Methodology (ITPM) Methodology A strategic-level plan for managing and controlling the project Game plan for implementing project and product lifecycles Recommends phases, deliverables, processes, tools, and knowledge areas for supporting an IT project Must be flexible and include “best practices” learned from experiences over time. Can be Traditional (e.g., Waterfall) Agile (e.g., XPM, SRUM)
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4 An IT Project Methodology
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5 Phases Phase 1: Conceptualize and Initialize Phase 2: Develop the Project Charter and Detailed Project Plan defined in terms of project s: scope schedule budget quality objectives
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6 Phases continued Phase 3: Execute and Control the Project using approach such as the SDLC. Phase 4: Close Project Phase 5: Evaluate Project Success Post mortem by project manager and team of entire project Evaluation of team members by project manager Outside evaluation of project, project leader, and team members Evaluate project s organizational value
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7 IT Project Management Foundation Project Management Processes Initiating processes Planning processes Executing processes Controlling processes Closing processes Project Objectives
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8 Tools - e.g. Microsoft Project ® , Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Infrastructure Organizational Infrastructure Project Infrastructure Project Environment Roles and Responsibilities of team members • Processes and Controls Technical Infrastructure Project Management Knowledge Areas IT Project Management Foundation
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9 The Business Case Definition of Business Case: an analysis of the organizational value, feasibility, costs, benefits, and risks of the project plan. Attributes of a Good Business Case – Details all possible impacts, costs, and benefits – Clearly compares alternatives – Objectively includes all pertinent information Systematic in terms of summarizing findings
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10 Process for Developing the Business Case
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11 Developing the Business Case Step 1: Select the Core Team Advantages: Credibility Alignment with organizational goals Access to the real costs Ownership Agreement Bridge building
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12 Developing the Business Case Step 2: Define Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) the project s overall goal
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13 Measurable Organizational Value (MOV) The project’s goal Measure of success Must be measurable Provides value to the organization Must be agreed upon Must be verifiable at the end of the project Guides the project throughout its life cycle Should align with the organization s strategy and goals
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14 The IT Value Chain Organizational Strategy Project’s Organizational Measurable Value (MOV) Organizational Drives Drives Supports Supports
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GNB INFO 461 Ch02 - 1 INFO 461 Chapter 2 2 Conceptualizing...

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