Chapter 14 Identify and describe each of the principal risk factors in information systems projects. There are three principal risk factors in information systems projects. They are project size, project structure, and experience with technology. Project size means the larger the projects; meaning dollars spent, the size of the implementation staff, the time allocation for implementation, and the number of organizational units affected – the greater the risk. Project structure means that some projects are more highly structured than others. These requirements are clear and straightforward however unless the users know exactly what they want and what the system should then there could be a huge risk for problems. Experience with technology is a project risk if the project team and the information system staff lack the required technical expertise. If the team is unfamiliar with the hardware, software, or database management system, it is likely that the project will experience technical difficulties.
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