Ch.8 Managing Project - Ch.8 Managing Project 8.1 The...

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Ch.8 Managing Project 8.1 The importance of project management Project management objectives Information systems projects include the development of new information systems, enhancement of existing systems or upgrade or replacement of the firm s information technology infrastructure. Project mgmt refer to the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to achieve specific targets within specified budget and time constraints. Project mgmt activities include planning the work, assessing risk, estimating resources required to accomplish the work, organizing the work, acquiring human and material resources, assigning tasks, directing activities, controlling project execution, reporting progress and analyzing the results. Project mgmt for information system must deal with 5 major variables: 1. Scope Defines what work is or is not included in a project E.g. the scope of project for a new order processing system might be to include new modules for inputting orders and transmitting them to production and accounting but not any changes to relates account receivable, manufacturing, distribution or inventory control system. Project mgmt is to make sure that the scope of a project not expand beyond what was originally intended. 2. Time It the amount of time require to complete the project. Project mgmt establishes the amount of time required to complete major components of a project. Project mgmt try to determine the time requires to complete each task and establish a schedule for completing the work 3. Cost it is based on the time to complete a project multiplied by the cost of human resources requires to complete the project. It also includes the cost of hardware, software and work space. Project mgmt develops a budget for the project and monitors on-going project expenses 4. Quality Is an indicator of how well the end result of a project satisfies the objectives specified by mgmt. The quality of IS project usually boil down to improved organizational performance and decision making. It also considers the accuracy and timeliness of information produced by the
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Ch.8 Managing Project new system and ease of use 5. Risk Refer to potential problems that would threaten the success of a project This problem might prevent a project from achieving its objectives by increasing time and cost, lowering the quality of project outputs, or preventing the preventing the project from being completed altogether. 8.2 selecting projects p.319 Management structure for information systems project The elements of a mgmt structure for information systems projects in a large corporation: corporate strategic planning group, IS steering committee, project mgmt and project team Each level of mgmt is responsible for specific aspects of system projects The top of the mgmt is the corporate strategic planning group and the IS steering committee . The
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course INFS 1602 taught by Professor Bradley during the Three '12 term at University of New South Wales.

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