It/205 Week 8 Project Management

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Project Management IT/205 March 25, 2012 Rosalind Rogoff Project Management “Scope defines what work is or is not included in a project.” (Laudon and Laudon, pg. 397) For example, “scope of a project for a new order processing system might include new modules for inputting orders and transmitting them to production and accounting but not any changes to relate account receivable, manufacturing, distribution” and so on. (Laudon and Laudon, pg. 397). Concerning project management, time states how long a project will take before it is complete. Each task has a deadline and hence an estimate of completion date is given. In this case where CRM solution to be implemented current hardware is to be upgraded therefore, it will take much longer to implement the CRM solution as the current hardware and data will need to be upgraded and data will need to be migrated smoothly and tested before a CRM solution can be installed. Cost involves the amount of time needed to finish a project as well the amount of persons required to finish the project. In this case, not only is time and workmanship to be taken into consideration but also information systems cost as well. Cost for software, hardware, workspace and so forth. Quality is measured by the goals set and achieved specified by management. It results in better organizational performance and making decisions. I believe with new hardware and the CRM solution fully employed increase in business, increase in revenue, better reporting and data access will help the business significantly. There are always risks and threats to any project. Some of these risks can prevent the project from success by delays, which costs and time increases, and lowering of quality to delays. Risks in this scenario could be the hardware replacement process may take too long and cause the implementation of the CRM solution to be quick and

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