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Week 2: Managing the Systems Project and Systems Project Selection - Lecture Help Print This Page Managing the Systems Project and Systems Project Selection Managing the Information Systems Project | First Phase of the SDLC: Systems Planning and Selection | Identification and Selection Task of the Selection and Planning Phase | Initiating and Planning Task of the Selection and Planning Phase | Assessing Project Feasibility This week, we review and compare the role of a project manager (PM) with the role of a systems analyst in the systems development process, and also look at ways to determine the feasibility of projects. The PM is responsible for kicking off, initial and long term planning, controlling and executing, and ending the project. Our book depicts tasks in the project management life cycle. We also introduce the techniques for reporting project plans, as well as project management software. Managing the Information Systems Project Projects are planned tasks designed to meet prescribed business requirements. Projects must have a set beginning date and an agreed upon end date, and are not associated with everyday work. Project managers ensure that systems development projects meet customer needs and expectations, but are also responsible to ensure the project is implemented within budget and within the time allowed. Each project manager is responsible for starting, PM needs a wide range of skills, including leadership, management, technical, and people skills for conflict management and to maintain excellent customer relationships. .. 1 of 10 11/3/2010 7:28 PM
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Software projects are needed to solve existing problems or to take advantage of business improvement opportunities. Our book uses Pine Valley Furniture to show how projects are initiated through problem identification. The problem is documented with a Systems Service Request. A change management team then meets to review and approve the Systems Service Request. Once approved, a feasibility study is conducted to review costs and benefits, and possible alternative solutions. The PM then reviews the scope, resources needed (people, software, hardware, and money needed), and any risks for successful project completion. To implement a successful project, the project manager must balance many tasks and activities. Our book lists the skills and activities needed for a PM. Project management activities for the project are made up of: Initiation 1. Planning 2. Execution 3. Proper closure 4. Initiation The first phase is project initiation, wherein the complexity, size, and scope are evaluated in order to determine procedures to follow on phases and activities. Initiation tasks include:
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