Chapter 3 Problems/Exercises, Questions 2 and 4.
2. What are some sources of risk in a systems analysis and design project, and how does a project manager cope with risk during the stages of project management?
Some risks involved in a systems analysis and design project are critical resource availability, the potential of new technology and unfamiliarity of use, user resistance to change and regulatory constraints. A project manager copes with as well as prepares for the risk with good communication, detailed assessments and supporting information to show the concerns have been addressed.
The initial project phase will start with employees and project team’s communications to define concerns that will be helpful to ensure the end product does not significantly raise these concerns.
The design stage, after careful consideration of the concerns, and risks will design and address needs as well as improve current and upcoming ...view middle of the document...
Then implement a plan in which the established team for this project will establish a relationship with our customer or client in order to have a strong communication line in place before the project begins. Then the team would identify the scope of the project while the project manager assist the team in the translation requirements needed to come up with a written request. There will be research required along with analyzing a lot of information to create the key requirements for the final scope.
Establishment of effective management will ultimately provide a successful outcome. The final step is establishing a project workbook and project management. Vallacich/George/Hoffer
Chapter 4 Problems/Exercises, Questions 1 and 6.
1. Describe the project identification and selection process.
A three-step process
1. Identify potential IS projects
2. Classify & rank projects
3. Select project for development
6. List and discuss the different types of project feasibility factors. Is any factor most important? Why or why not?
The types of project feasibility factors are technical, economic, operational, schedule, legal and contractual, and political. Economic feasibility identifies the financial benefits and costs with the development of a project. Technical feasibility is assessing the development group's ability to construct a proposed system. Operational feasibility is assessing the degree to which a planned system solves business problems or takes advantage of business openings. Schedule feasibility is assessing the degree to which the possible period and completion dates for all main activities within a project meet managerial deadlines and restrictions for affecting change. Legal and contractual feasibility is assessing potential legal and contractual difficulties due to the construction of a system. Political feasibility is evaluating how key investors within the group view the proposed system.
Reference: Drdesign, D. (n.d.). Experts you should follow. Retrieved January 19, 2015, from http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_types_of_project_feasibility_factors