Developing ICT Solutions

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Name 3 Factors that Contribute to Successful Development
1. Management Involvement 2. User Involvement 3. Effective ICT Team Work
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Outline Management Involvement
Senior management must be involved throughout. At the inception of the project when objectives and scope are being established they are required as well as subsequent stages after, i.e. in design to ensure requirements are being met.
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Outline User Involvement
Will be using system so if they are involved and opinions sought they will feel ownerhsip of the system and be keen for it to succeed. Will work collaboratively if involved and will be enthusiastic.
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Name 5 Characteristics of an Effective Team
1. Good leadership 2. Appropiate balance of skills 3. Adequate planning 4. Adherence to standards 5. Good communication
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Name 5 Factors Contributing to Unsuccessful Development
1. Inadequate Analysis 2. Unrealistic Project Plan 3. Insufficient Monitoring 4. Lack of Standards 5. Loss of Control
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Outline Inadequate Analysis
Early stages of development are crucial to success. If inadequate analysis is undertaken there will be insufficient understanding of nature of the problem and important factors will be missed.
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Outline Unrealistic Project Plan
Clear timescales must be established so a project can be monitored using deadlines for the completion of various stages. Deliverables must be established as well as milestones. Scheduling also involves allocating resources and facilites.
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Outline Insufficient Monitoring
Project leaders must monitor progress of a project and report back to management. Must adjust schedules, monitor team members, ensure changes to original spec. are agreed.
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Outline Lack of Standards
Lack of standards can lead to missed deadlines and a system that does not function as intended. Team members may be unclear of what tasks are complete and if all aspects are covered.
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Outline Loss of Control
Loss of control can happen if agreed deliverables are not produced to deadline, or if when a milestone is reached management is not satisfied.
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Name 5 Factors Leading to Loss of Control
1. Poor leadership 2. Poor initial planning 3. Workplace inflexibility 4. Lack of trust 5. Poor communication
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Senior management must be involved throughout. At the inception of the project when objectives and scope are being established they are required as well as subsequent stages after, i.e. in design to ensure requirements are being met.

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