Planning the Systems development

Planning the Systems development


You will write a paragraph with context introducing the concepts from the attached file , followed by a question that is not from the text book or too generic for others to answer based off the information you have provided. The question can be interesting, controversial, or both (make your question attractive for others to reply to your question and initiate a conversation)

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1.  Posting at least one structured question: provide a paragraph with the context introducing the concept(s), followed by a question that either be interesting, controversial, or both (make your question attractive for others to reply to your question and initiate a conversation)

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3.  Using an external reference, properly cited, to support your reply to question(s).


Module 2, which includes chapters 4 and 5, focuses on the planning stage of the systems development life cycle. Chapter 4 introduces you to the first phase of the systems development life cycle, identifying and selecting systems development projects. The premise is that organizations benefit by following a formal process for identifying and selecting projects that align with its strategic objectives. During the first step of information systems planning, a senior manager, a business group, an IS manager, or a steering committee identifies all possible systems development projects that an organizational unit can undertake. During the second step, projects are classified and ranked according to some criteria that are important to the organization. During the third step, those projects deemed most likely to yield significant organizational benefits, given available resources, are selected for subsequent development activities.

Next, Chapter 5 introduces project initiation and planning. Project initiation includes those activities that assist in organizing a team to conduct project planning. During project initiation, one or more analysts work with a customer to establish work standards and communication procedures. Project planning is the process of defining clear, discrete activities and the work needed to complete each activity. An important aspect of the project initiation and planning process focuses on the assessment of a projects feasibility and risk. Chapter 5 describes several types of feasibility, including economic, technical, operational, schedule, legal and contractual, and political.

Based on the previously discussed context, you will post at least one question and respond or comment to at least one question or comment posted by other participants in the discussion board. Your question(s) or comment(s) should go beyond the conceptual domain but also describe or explore how this knowledge can be applied to your current or future professional activities or endeavors.

I expect your posts to be original in all aspects. Consequently, you should not use questions from your textbook for your posting. Further, use secondary references that provide additional information or support a better understanding of chapters covered in the module.