By James Cadle, Donald Yeates
Cadle and Yeates' undertaking administration for info structures is appropriate for undergraduate scholars learning venture administration in the IT surroundings. This accomplished and useful booklet is a wonderful start line for any scholars of undertaking administration for info structures, whether or not they are from a computing or a company heritage, at undergraduate or masters point. The authors strike an excellent stability - masking either the mechanics of venture administration and the human components concerned and contain lots of case stories and workouts in addition to stable and undesirable examples from genuine lifestyles. This 5th variation has new fabric on: improvement life-cycles and techniques (including agile techniques) sorts of IS initiatives and the way to regulate them enforcing switch via details structures up-to-date assurance of management and administration.
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Qxd 9/15/07 3:34 PM Page 27 Chapter 2 Business strategy and information systems customers, concentrating on the delivery of large, integrated systems that take a long time to deliver, by which time users’ needs may have changed. 5 Scarce resource – where the scope of the IS function is deliberately limited by budget constraints and users’ projects compete for service from the scarce resources using strict cost/benefit criteria. This strategy has a negative impact on the development of information as a resource.
The profitability of the organization, its market share and the predictions about these will also influence the planning process. Decisions taken to enlarge the European Union in 2004 will have a profound impact on organizations in the joining countries and on those already part of the EU. Socio-cultural Socio-cultural aspects may include demographic changes and the changing perceptions of the population; lifestyle changes and changes in working conditions. Education, transport and family responsibilities are all examples of social issues that can impact on an organization.
How might all this affect a project manager’s work? It can change the view that organizations have about their strategy and where they will invest. Changing the investment pattern will lead to different systems being developed, developments being given different priorities and projects being curtailed. It means that you need to be aware of the external factors affecting your organization and how they might change IS developments so that you can inform yourself about new applications that might be useful.
Project Management for Information Systems (5th Edition) by James Cadle, Donald Yeates