Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 The importance of project management...

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Chapter 8 The importance of project management 1. Runaway projects and system failure Ω a system development project without proper management will suffer costs that vastly exceed budgets unexpected time slippage technical performance that is less than expected failure to obtained anticipated benefits Ω user interface the part of the system with which end users interact web sites may discourage visitors from exploring further the data in the system may have a high level of inaccuracy or inconsistency e.g. The Interactive session on Management 2. Project management objectives Ω project a planned series of related activities for achieving a specific business objective include the development of new information systems, enhancement of existing systems, or upgrade or replacement of the firm's information technology infrastructure Ω project management the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to achieve specific targets within specified specified budget and time constraints activities include: planning 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 deal with five major variable scope what work is or is not included in a project ensure that the scope of a project not expand beyond what was originally intended time the amount of time required to complete the project cost based on the time to complete a project multiplied by the cost of human resources required to complete the project information systems project costs include the cost of hardware, software, and work space quality an indicator of how well the end result of a project satisfies the
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objectives specified by management boils down to improved organizational performance and decision-making considers the accuracy and timeliness of information produced by the new system and ease of use risk potential problems that would threaten the success of a project prevent a project from achieving its objectives by increasing time and cost, lowering the quality of project outputs and 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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Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 The importance of project management...

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