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Project Planning Project Management. Week 3 CMIS570. Plan for Tonight. Pick up Homework #1 – Problem statement Project Planning Feasibility Analyses Project Management. SDLC. Project Planning ***. Analysis. Design. Implementation. Support. Why Project Planning?.

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plan for tonight
Plan for Tonight
  • Pick up Homework #1 – Problem statement
  • Project Planning
  • Feasibility Analyses
  • Project Management
slide3

SDLC

Project Planning

***

Analysis

Design

Implementation

Support

why project planning
Why Project Planning?
  • Transforms a vague system request document into a tangible project description.
  • Set up communication plan – SA&D requires effective communication between the systems analysts, users, and management.
  • Essential for successful projects
project initiation and planning in a nutshell
Project Initiation and Planning – In a nutshell
  • This is the point where a systems analyst begins to play a major role in the systems development process.
initiating the project
Initiating the project
  • Establish the team
  • Initial plan/scope
  • Initial project scope
  • Initial feasibility
project planning steps
Project Planning steps
  • Define the problem
graph
Graph
  • Include figure 3-8
project planning steps continued
Project Planning Steps continued
  • Produce the project schedule
project planning steps continued10
Project Planning Steps continued
  • Confirm project feasibility
    • Economic
    • Organizational/Cultural
    • Technological
    • Schedule
    • Resource
economic feasibility
Economic Feasibility
  • Identifying the financial benefits and costs associated with the project (CBA)
  • At this point, probably do not know enough to complete in detail.
  • What can be done: list tangible and intangible costs and benefits.
costs and benefits
Costs and Benefits
  • Tangible Benefits
  • Intangible Benefits
  • Tangible Costs
    • One-time
    • Recurring
  • Intangible Costs
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Project Planning Steps continued
  • Staff and launch the project
project management
Project Management
  • Characteristics of a Project
project success factors
Project success factors
  • Clear system requirement definitions
  • Substantial user involvement
  • Support from upper management
  • Thorough and detailed project plans
  • Realistic work schedules and milestones
readings
Readings
  • More on Project Management
  • Five steps:
    • Define
    • Plan
    • Implement
    • Control
    • Close
expect problems
Expect problems
  • “Sure, if everyone got along, showed up, worked hard, had no accidents, stayed on task, wasn’t interrupted, didn’t have 10 other important responsibilities, and our friend Murphy never showed up, this project might be a piece of cake.” (p. 27)
triple constraints
Triple Constraints
  • When problems arise, consider the triple constraints carefully before acting.
  • Your new role: Detective! See page 32 for good questions.
thinking of everything
Thinking of Everything
  • Deals with setting up the WBS and Project Scheduling
  • Quality of WBS will depend on how well you defined your project.
project tracking
Project Tracking
  • Ambiguity is your friend
  • Escalating commitment is not
  • How much and what are you collecting?
pmbok
PMBOK
  • Get slides from Appendix A
for next session
For Next Session…
  • Gantt chart due
  • Read chapter 4
  • Read chapter 5 pp. 152-169
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