Chapter 3 Notes
Chapter 3 Notes MIS 322
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Date Created: 02/06/15
Chapter 3 Project Management Activities Why do we need Project Management Keeps everyone focusing on the correct direction Create and enforce deadlines accountability Organization Resource allocation One of the most important aspect of systems development Main contact point between the customer meeting customer expectations Skills take awhile to develop and learn How projects start System Service Request SSR o Create a SSR to the IT department stating their requirements for the new system Feasibility study 0 Study that determines if a requested system makes economic and operational sense for an organization Phases Phase 1 Project Initiation Decide how big the project is 0 Establish I Team I Relationship with customer I Detailed plan at this stage I What you want your manager to be overseeing I All is documented in a workbook Stores everything needed to create the project Phase 2 Project Planning Define clear steps needed to achieve each activity 0 Tasks I Define scope alternatives and feasibility I Divide project into tasks I Develop plans schedules and preliminary budget I Level of detail of planning lessens as the project goes along 0 Phase 3 Project Execution Plans are put into action 0 Actions I Execute plans I Monitor progress I Maintain project workbook I Communicate status of project 0 Phase 4 Project Close down End project 0 Actions I Close down Project I Postproject reviews I Close contract Project Managers are trying to evaluate the duration of the project 0 They come up with a realistic time r optimistic time o and a pessimistic time p 0 Estimated Time 0 ETo4rp6 Implementing Inventory Management Systems Benefits Labor costs Visibility Tracking Storage costs Many benefits are intangible System costs Training Maintenance You don t always base decision off of benefits outweigh the costsquot because there are many intangible benefits and costs associated with each project Statement of work Trying to come up with a contract with what IT staff will have control over Baseline Project Plan BPP Baseline what you want your project to be achieving Work Breakdown Structure WBS Dividing projects into small manageable tasks Scheduling diagrams Gantt chart network diagram Estimating Task Duration Based on optimistic pessimistic and realistic time calculate the expected time of project Once you calculate the expected time only use that time not optimistic pessimistic or realistic Critical path The shorted time that the project can be completed When calculating time add all the expected times to the previous steps In exam you should be able to map out the critical path of a project given the table T1 is the latest time you could finish that specific step without delaying the project Mark all the steps that will have a O slack time Slack Time The time an activity can be delayed without delaying the entire project Friday Lab
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