It 205 Assignment Week 8

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Hardware Replacement Project
Matthew Sager
Feb. 20, 2011
Lori Atkins Mikalonis

Hardware Replacement Project
There are five major variables to consider when starting a major IT projects and there are scope, time, cost, quality, and risk. Most major IT projects will require a project manager to handle to overseeing of the project. The project management refers to the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to achieve specific targets within specified budget and time constraints. Project managers activities will include the planning of the work, assessing the risk, estimating the costs required to complete the project, and several other important duties. As in other areas of business, Project management for information systems must deal with five major variables: scope, time, cost, quality, and risk to the investors.

Scope is defined as what work is or is not included for the intended project. One example is the scope of the project we are using in this assignment the hardware replacement for a new CRM system. This might include new modules for inputting orders and transmitting them to production and accounting, but could possibly not any changes to related accounts receivable, manufacturing, distribution, or inventory control systems. Project management defines all the work required to complete a project successfully, and should ensure that the scope of a project not expand beyond what was originally intended with replacing the older hardware with new up-to-date. The scope of work for our project of replacing the old hardware and new up-to-date system is removal of the old system testing and system for compatibility issues with the new software need for the CRM systems. There also has to be extensive testing done of the new system before it will actually go live. This will help ensure there are no major issues when the system does go live for the first time.

Time is the amount of time required to complete the whole...
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