Chapter extension 19 - Chapter extension 19 Systems development project management Q1 What characterizes large scale information systems

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Chapter extension 19 Systems development project management Q1 What characterizes large scale information systems development Projects Large scale IS development projects require a lot of shit Require extended development intervals IRS is good example Emerson elected to convert to thin client Changed the way it receives and processes order data Characteristics of Large-scale systems development projects Many features and functions Large complex computer programs Databases with hundreds of tables, dozens to hundreds of relationships, and terabytes of data Affect many business processes Support hundreds or thousands of concurrent users Large development team Multiple sites International development Integration of work from several companies Localization necessary Extended development intervals Q2 what are the trade-offs in requirements, cost, and time? Large scale systems development projects require the balancing of 3 critical drivers Requirements (scope) Cost
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Time Piece of jewelry construction: more elaborate, more time it will take We can trade off requirements against time and against cost The same trade offs exist in information systems
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2010 for the course MIS 302f taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Chapter extension 19 - Chapter extension 19 Systems development project management Q1 What characterizes large scale information systems

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