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party certifier at critical evaluation points up to the end of the delivery phase Complexity of the project to be reduced (where possible) to provide a reliable ticketing system and reduce the risk of further cost increases. 1. Suggest three reasons for the blow out in costs for the myki system? A contract, which did not contain identifiable milestones with penalty clauses if they were not met. Inadequate scoping of the system when the tender was designed, including failure to consider the operating challenges inherent in designing a system from scratch to work in a geographically large area with a number of different transport modes, all of which could and did affect the operation of the wireless communication method used. Failure of project governance, financial control or oversight, and lack of adequate resources applied to the project by the companies involved. 2. Investigate and comment on the tendering process for the myki system, using the following web links: , This exercise is intended to lead to discussion by students on the business and political side of the tendering process, including the many (unsubstantiated) accusations about the probity of the tendering process and the use of experts to assist in writing the tender brief. 3. Why would a system like this cost $494 million to develop if all went well? Writing effective system software from the beginning rather than adapting an existing system is costly in staff and development time. Plus the complexity of this system, GPS located devices on trains, is difficult but adding GPS on trams and buses added many layers of complexity to the requirements. Buses do not go on set routes like trams and trains and so identifying their locations adds extra difficulty to the processes. Trams interfered with the wireless signals used to communicate back to central servers. The backend web services were not robust enough to cope with the actual operations needed. Integration between the software and hardware is often difficult and time consuming, requiring additional software and hardware development
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