HOMEWORK 3 - GROUP 6 (What are the reasons for so many roles and…
HOMEWORK 3 - GROUP 6
What are the advantages of following the Information System phases?
Information Gathering & Analysis
Identification alternative solutions and other off-the-shelf
components (Made/Buy decision)
A proposal “Task Package” to management for approval to
proceed to the next phase
A definition of the information system solution and how the new
system works with the current system
An evaluation of benefits, costs and risks, with a
recommendation for go/no-go decision.
A review of the current information system
A description of the available technologies and information
system that could solve the needs.
A vision of the new system that can answer the question, "Does
the system make business sense?”.
A brief description of the problem
A preliminary proposal of benefits and costs
Why don‘t we just use the project management life cycle phases?
must be grouped into
in order for project managers to efficiently plan and organize resources for each activity.
All software projects go through a series of phases during its life.
Senior managers think that lifecycle management is a tool.
Good lifecycle processes require an upfront investment of time and effort for analysis and planning.
Organization is not committed.
What are the reasons for so many roles and responsibilities in IT projects?
IT project is a cooperative project between stackholders and project team
Many tasks in project
1 person cant understand all information and do all the tasks
The management need to split into many aspects to control
With many roles and responsibilities, it's easier to find down where the problems come from and fix it
Made a bridge between business and IT
Initiating a Project
Prepare to start project
Review with decision board
Deliver project requirements “Task package”
Confirm project understanding
Determine stakeholders’ expectations
Collect & review project information
Business Goals & Objectives
Project Life Cycle
gain an understanding of all important aspects
define high level structure & roles and responsibilities
determine the project scope
define actions required
determine resources needed
define the means to control the execution
manage the process defined to deliver the product
effectively mitigate project risk
measure project performance
manage project performance
manage project integration with others
track progress against the plan
take corrective actions
Understand The Requirements to define
Interface with other projects:
Relations and dependencies with other projects
: What the project must achieve
: Relationships with other projects and business programs.
: How the project will impact the business of the organization
: The relationship between the users and the project team, the expectations and concerns
how the system work and use
: scope of resources
: Distinctiveness of the project
Major milestones and task packages
: The main events and components the project must deliver
: The total budget for the project.
Suppliers and subcontractors:
Their specific roles and the potential issues related to their services.