Chap 3 - Systems Analysis and Design 8th Edition Chapter 3...

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Systems Analysis and Design 8th Edition Chapter 3 Managing Systems Projects
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Chapter Objectives Explain techniques for estimating task completion times and costs Describe various scheduling tools, including Gantt charts and PERT/CPM charts Analyze task dependencies, durations, start dates, and end dates 2
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Chapter Objectives Identify examples of project management software and explain how these programs can assist you in project planning, estimating, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting Explain software change control Understand why projects sometimes fail 3
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Introduction You will learn about project planning, estimating, scheduling, monitoring, reporting, and the use of project management software You also will learn how to control and manage project changes as they occur 4
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Project Management Overview Project Management A successful project must be completed on time, within budget, and deliver a quality product that satisfies users and meets requirements Project manager or project leader Project coordinator 5
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Project Management Overview Project managers typically perform four main tasks: Project planning Project scheduling Project monitoring and controlling Project reporting 6
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Project Planning 7
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Project Planning Identifying Tasks One important variable is the size of the project, because the amount of work increases dramatically as project scope increases A project that is twice as large will be much more than twice as complex 8
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Project Planning Identifying Tasks Multiple interactions can lead to misunderstandings and delay Project creep The capabilities of project team members also affect time 9
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Project Planning Estimating Task Completion Time and Cost Person-days Some tasks can be divided evenly so it is possible to use different combinations of time and people, up to a point In most systems analysis tasks, however, time and people are not interchangeable 10
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Project Planning Estimating Task Completion Time and Cost Best-case estimate (B) Probable-case estimate (P) Worst-case estimate (W) Weight Expected task duration: (B+4P+W) 6 11
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Project Planning Factors Affecting Time and Cost Estimates Project size and scope IT resources Prior experience with similar projects or systems Applicable constraints 12
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course CNIT 180 taught by Professor Victorbarlow during the Spring '12 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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