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- Module: System development life cycle
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  • Assel Satpayeva Kazakhstan For the proper planning it is required firstly, clear scope. Based on the scope the sequential step is to develop the timeline and of course the cost, including the contingency against a detailed Risks Assessment outcomes.
    2014-10-22 08:10:13

  • Ralph Webster South Africa When radio station 3RRR made a major transition from an outdated network to the installation and configuration of a new networked information system, Kath Letch, RRR Station Manager, oversaw the implementation. View a video that explores what the planning stage of this project involved.- WBS There are many factors which may prompt change within organisations. Some examples include: a change in government policy the introduction of new, or amendment to existing, legislation market trends community attitudes and values availability and cost of equipment desire for increased competitiveness employment agreements health and safety. Regardless of the reason, the development of any computer based information system should receive careful planning. Proper planning is important as it allows: the scope of the project to be defined potential problem areas to be identified the sequence of the tasks to be identified for the provision of a basis for control. The planning phase will normally follow a sequence of steps including: recognising the problem defining the problem setting project objectives identifying constraints conducting feasibility studies creating project proposals establishing control mechanisms. A GANTT chart may be used to assist in the planning of a new system. Note - the planning that takes places in this process is not the planning of the program or system, rather, it is the initial steps that take place to define the project and set the objectives that will be used to evaluate the overall success of the final solution.
    2014-10-19 07:10:54

  • Manasseh Taloafiri Solomon Islands Even unplanned projects (informally) or big tasks undertaken without using project tools can be successfully accomplished, what can we say about such?
    2014-10-13 03:10:43

  • George Ugim Nigeria no successful project can be achieve without an adequate planning...
    2014-10-10 19:10:15

  • Je Rouse United Kingdom how do you cope with ever changing priorities the planning phase nearly complete, when another work stream is added?
    2014-09-09 11:09:05

  • ANNETTE ROBINSON United States of America Will your plan differ according to the factor that may cause the change?
    2014-09-09 00:09:50

  • myatsoe kyaw Myanmar What is the most important stage in practical project management?
    2014-09-05 10:09:48

  • Okogbe Emmanuel Nigeria Will I be right to say that the Planning phase of a Project is the preliminary stage???
    2014-09-03 20:09:10

  • Samuel Kofi Odoi Ghana In any project, i suggest that good planning is important, however it assist to implement other phases of the project. The planning phase would determine how well the project will be in the future. Failure to do so may cause damage to particular phase, or perhaps entirely.
    2014-08-14 20:08:43

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Correct.
      2014-08-24 20:08:14
  • Dr G Chopra Canada Need more practical knowledge.. examples.. do you agree ?
    2014-07-25 15:07:23

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes I do.
      2014-08-24 20:08:37
  • Vikram Vasant Rotkar United Kingdom Where the scope is flexible?
    2014-07-21 17:07:17

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan At the designing point.
      2014-08-24 20:08:07
  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia PERT and CPM Project managers frequently face the task of controlling projects that contain unknown and unpredictable factors. When the projects are not complex, bar charts can be used to plan and control project activities. These charts divide the project into discrete activities or tasks and analyze each task individually to indicate weekly manpower requirements. As the work goes forward, progress is charted and estimates are made on the effects of any delays or difficulties encountered during the completion of the project. In the mid-1950s more sophisticated methods of project planning and control were developed. Two systems based on a network portrayal of the activities that make up the project emerged at about the same time. PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) was first used in the development of submarines capable of firing Polaris missiles. CPM (the Critical Path Method) was used to manage the annual maintenance work in an oil and chemical refinery. Many variations and extensions of the two original techniques are now in use, and they have proved particularly valuable for projects requiring the coordinated work of hundreds of separate contractors. The use of project planning and control techniques based on PERT or CPM are now common in all types of civil engineering and construction work, as well as for large developmental projects such as the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and large mainframe computer systems.
    2014-07-20 17:07:23

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia PERT and CPM Project managers frequently face the task of controlling projects that contain unknown and unpredictable factors. When the projects are not complex, bar charts can be used to plan and control project activities. These charts divide the project into discrete activities or tasks and analyze each task individually to indicate weekly manpower requirements. As the work goes forward, progress is charted and estimates are made on the effects of any delays or difficulties encountered during the completion of the project. In the mid-1950s more sophisticated methods of project planning and control were developed. Two systems based on a network portrayal of the activities that make up the project emerged at about the same time. PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) was first used in the development of submarines capable of firing Polaris missiles. CPM (the Critical Path Method) was used to manage the annual maintenance work in an oil and chemical refinery. Many variations and extensions of the two original techniques are now in use, and they have proved particularly valuable for projects requiring the coordinated work of hundreds of separate contractors. The use of project planning and control techniques based on PERT or CPM are now common in all types of civil engineering and construction work, as well as for large developmental projects such as the manufacture of aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and large mainframe computer systems.
    2014-07-20 17:07:06

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia The nature of economic planning Historically, the idea of central economic planning was associated with the criticism of capitalism as a system of anarchy and greed. Marxist critics did not give much thought to how the economy would be run after capitalism had been abolished; most of them professed to see no difficulty in organizing the society that would follow. When in 1917 the new Soviet government found itself the owner of all the means of production, it had no blueprint as to what to do next. The evolution of central economic planning in the Soviet Union was largely a pragmatic affair; methods were tried and discarded, and new ones were introduced. The decision in 1927 to undertake rapid and large-scale industrialization required the centralizing of control, since only the government could undertake the task of marshaling the productive resources of the country to achieve its ambitious aims. In western Europe, economic planning is adapted to a diversified economic structure, a dynamic class of business managers, and a long tradition of political and economic liberty. Consequently, although planning implies an extension of the economic responsibilities and activities of the state, the mainspring of economic growth remains the private sector. Only rarely does the state intervene directly in the affairs of individual firms. Economic planning remains indirect and takes the form of collaboration between the public and the private sectors. Producers and consumers are free to adapt their activities to changes in market conditions and relative prices. In the 1980s there was a general trend for governments to sell state-owned enterprises to the public and to reduce the extent of public regulation of particular sectors, such as air transport.
    2014-07-20 16:07:02

  • Satu Korhonen Finland why is planning important?
    2014-06-24 20:06:07

    • REAGAN IKIE Zaire Planning is very important because without it you are anable to answer to important questions about what (objectif of your project), how (will you organise you time, ressource of your project) when (the project will start and finish) who( will be your ressource and actor)
      2014-10-02 12:10:24
    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan For the success of the project.
      2014-08-24 20:08:40
    • Glyn Chapman United Kingdom The planning of a project is a complete necessity as it enables you to find solutions to possible shortfalls in achieving the correct planning of the project and therefore find if the actual initial idea is a viable / feasible prospect before commencing to the project development stages and therefore can prove to financially indispensable in saving time, funds and materials.
      2014-07-21 17:07:37
    • Rene Quiambao Jr. United Kingdom Planning is important in any project - without proper planning and identifying risks involved, there is no way completion of a project can be realized. Without planning phase - a project will end up either "delayed" which will incur penalty charges or at the worse case scenario, project activity implementation will be chaotic and never will be a chance that it will be completed without compromising time, money and most of all input and effort of involved logistic.
      2014-07-07 14:07:35
  • Reza Abbasi Iran What typically follows a series of steps planned? Tell at least 3 options
    2014-06-22 15:06:29

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Setting objectives and goals, finding the alternative taking into account government policies.
      2014-08-24 20:08:20
    • omotola OJO Nigeria identifying the project constraints, setting the project objectives, setting out the project proposal,
      2014-08-06 16:08:00
  • Reza Abbasi Iran What typically follows a series of steps planned? Tell at least 3 options
    2014-06-19 23:06:07

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Refer to my answer above.
      2014-08-24 20:08:01
  • Annette Weizbauer Germany Which tool can be used during the planning phase?
    2014-06-15 12:06:54

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan GANTT chart.
      2014-08-24 20:08:28
    • Reza Abbasi Iran this is GANTT chart
      2014-06-19 23:06:02
    • Parhalad Saini India GANTT chart can be used during the planning phase.
      2014-06-17 10:06:03
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