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    MIS: Project Management

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    • Brown, C. V., DeHayes, D. W., Hoffer, J. A., Martin, E. W., & Perkins, W. C. (2012). Managing information technology
    • (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    1. What information is typically included in an initial IT project request? In a project charter?

    2.Why might companies today develop IS operational plans that cover only one year?

    3.What types of project staffing skills have been identified as important for successful IT project managers?

    4.Why is it important to assess business user attitudes, not just their use of information?

    5.Describe the difference between project, program, and portfolio management.

    6.Bottom-up and top-down are the two traditional approaches to estimating project budgets. Contrast the strengths of bottom-up and top-down approaches to project budgeting.

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    1. What information is typically included in an initial IT project request? In a project charter?
    An initial IT project request includes the objectives and scope of the project, and the inputs/outputs involved in the project. Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, and Perkins (2012) also state that "economic feasibility, operational feasibility, and technical feasibility" (p. 415) are included. By establishing these items cost/benefits can be measured, impact of the project and support and risks for the project can be identified. A project charter is a key deliverable in an initial IT project request, according to Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, and Perkins (2012). A project charter states "states in some detail the project's specific objectives, its intended scope, any underlying assumptions and known constraints, and the estimated benefits based on the feasibility analysis step of the IT project" (Brown, DeHayes, Hoffer, Martin, and Perkins, 2012, p. 415). Typically a project charter has less detail than a project initiation request.
    2.Why might companies today develop IS operational plans that cover only one year?
    Companies may develop IS operational plans that cover only one year in order to prevent scope creep, and increase the effectiveness of resource budgeting. ...

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    This detailed solution discusses the items included in a project initiation plan, a project charter; why IS operational plans are only a year;important staffing skills; difference between a project, portfolio and program; bottom-up and top-down budgeting. It includes APA formatted references.

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