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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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1 PROJECTS AND PROJECT WORK

LEARNING OUTCOMES

When you have completed this chapter you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • the definition of a project;
  • the purpose of project planning and control;
  • the typical activities in a system development life cycle;
  • system and project life cycles;
  • variations on the conventional project life cycle;
  • implementation strategies;
  • the purpose and content of the business case;
  • types of planning documents;
  • post-implementation reviews.

1.1 PROJECTS

A project may be defined as a group of related activities carried out to achieve a specific objective. Examples of projects include building a bridge, making a film and re-organising a company. We will be focusing on projects that implement ...

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