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  • Ralph Webster South Africa Because we do not live in a perfect world, there will be negative factors limiting the nature of the system to be developed or modified. These constraints might include a fixed budget,- ALWAYS RELATED TO THE GOAL STATEMENT/ SOLUTION necessity for quick implementation, integration and compatibility with existing systems or even issues related to staffing and retraining. Any adverse factors must be taken into account as part of the feasibility study.
    2014-10-19 08:10:29

  • Isaac Arok Garang South Sudan Isaac Arok Garang South Sudan
    2014-10-05 20:10:47

  • George Fragos Greece A project manager must first identify and then goes on to balance these competing project constraints?
    2014-09-29 10:09:18

  • Godwin Kofi Dzakpasu Ghana during the phase 1 of project management, the plan is put into operation. true or false?
    2014-09-18 22:09:25

  • Beverly Nelson Grenada Can there be financial, personnel constraints. Among others, depending of the nature of the project.
    2014-09-12 21:09:57

  • ANNETTE ROBINSON United States of America Can unforeseen occurrences be included in the planning phase...time?
    2014-09-09 01:09:23

    • Claris Eze Nigeria yes it comes under miscellenieous
      2014-09-10 17:09:05
  • Alexander Seruzi Uganda does the nature of the system affect its design?
    2014-08-20 18:08:00

  • Philip Pam Nigeria does trend affect the creation of a system or should trend be considered in system creation and modification?
    2014-08-17 16:08:25

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan It should be considered.
      2014-08-25 13:08:10
  • Samuel Kofi Odoi Ghana This is also a key stage. Constraints need to be identified, described and understood. Sometimes this will help lead to actions to remove or at least mitigate a constraint, or help to find a way to bypass it. Nonetheless, constraints will exist, and if they are not properly recognized, they will impact in the implementation phase. For example, if something is not permitted under regulations, a legal challenge could be made after implementation, leading to suspension of services and chaos on the streets. Or extensive action plans that are beyond the organizational or financial capacity of the City will have no chance of being implemented whereas more modest plans could be implemented in the short-term and have immediate benefits.
    2014-08-14 22:08:39

  • Vikram Vasant Rotkar United Kingdom What are the ways to find out the gaps?
    2014-07-21 18:07:30

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Through planning and analysis.
      2014-08-25 13:08:10
  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Acquiring information systems Information systems are a major corporate asset, with respect both to the benefits they provide and to their costs. Therefore, organizations have to plan for the long term before acquiring and deploying information systems. On the basis of long-term corporate plans and the requirements of various individuals from data workers to top management, essential applications are identified and project priorities are set. For example, certain projects may have to be carried out immediately to satisfy a new government reporting regulation or to interact with a new customer's information system. Other projects may be given a higher priority owing to their strategic role or greater expected benefits. Once the need for a specific information system has been established, the system has to be acquired. The fundamental decision is: buy or make. Actually, this decision is not quite so simple. It is rarely possible to buy exactly the right information system. Although the hardware, telecommunications, and system software may be purchased or leased from vendors, information systems generally require a customized approach. An information system must model the specific, and possibly unique, way that a particular organization operates. Acquisition from external sources There are three principal ways to acquire an information system from outside the organization. The most common method is to purchase or lease a software package that is usually customized internally or by an outside contractor. Instead of an expensive purchase or rental, an organization may decide to use the services of an application service provider (ASP), a firm that makes applications available over the Web. This practice is particularly popular with very expensive packages, such as those for enterprise resource planning, in which customers pay for the use of only the software modules that they actually need. Finally, a number of firms outsource day-to-day running and development of their information systems to a specialized vendor.
    2014-07-20 19:07:42

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Acquiring information systems Information systems are a major corporate asset, with respect both to the benefits they provide and to their costs. Therefore, organizations have to plan for the long term before acquiring and deploying information systems. On the basis of long-term corporate plans and the requirements of various individuals from data workers to top management, essential applications are identified and project priorities are set. For example, certain projects may have to be carried out immediately to satisfy a new government reporting regulation or to interact with a new customer's information system. Other projects may be given a higher priority owing to their strategic role or greater expected benefits. Once the need for a specific information system has been established, the system has to be acquired. The fundamental decision is: buy or make. Actually, this decision is not quite so simple. It is rarely possible to buy exactly the right information system. Although the hardware, telecommunications, and system software may be purchased or leased from vendors, information systems generally require a customized approach. An information system must model the specific, and possibly unique, way that a particular organization operates. Acquisition from external sources There are three principal ways to acquire an information system from outside the organization. The most common method is to purchase or lease a software package that is usually customized internally or by an outside contractor. Instead of an expensive purchase or rental, an organization may decide to use the services of an application service provider (ASP), a firm that makes applications available over the Web. This practice is particularly popular with very expensive packages, such as those for enterprise resource planning, in which customers pay for the use of only the software modules that they actually need. Finally, a number of firms outsource day-to-day running and development of their information systems to a specialized vendor.
    2014-07-20 19:07:25

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Acquiring information systems Information systems are a major corporate asset, with respect both to the benefits they provide and to their costs. Therefore, organizations have to plan for the long term before acquiring and deploying information systems. On the basis of long-term corporate plans and the requirements of various individuals from data workers to top management, essential applications are identified and project priorities are set. For example, certain projects may have to be carried out immediately to satisfy a new government reporting regulation or to interact with a new customer's information system. Other projects may be given a higher priority owing to their strategic role or greater expected benefits. Once the need for a specific information system has been established, the system has to be acquired. The fundamental decision is: buy or make. Actually, this decision is not quite so simple. It is rarely possible to buy exactly the right information system. Although the hardware, telecommunications, and system software may be purchased or leased from vendors, information systems generally require a customized approach. An information system must model the specific, and possibly unique, way that a particular organization operates. Acquisition from external sources There are three principal ways to acquire an information system from outside the organization. The most common method is to purchase or lease a software package that is usually customized internally or by an outside contractor. Instead of an expensive purchase or rental, an organization may decide to use the services of an application service provider (ASP), a firm that makes applications available over the Web. This practice is particularly popular with very expensive packages, such as those for enterprise resource planning, in which customers pay for the use of only the software modules that they actually need. Finally, a number of firms outsource day-to-day running and development of their information systems to a specialized vendor.
    2014-07-20 19:07:11

  • Daniel Chol Koknyin South Sudan What about natural factors can they also affect project planning or implementation?
    2014-07-04 20:07:31

    • Claris Eze Nigeria yes
      2014-09-10 17:09:56
    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Analysis, Design and evaluation.
      2014-08-25 13:08:09
  • ToeToe Aung Singapore Which kind of adverse factors should we take into account?
    2014-06-26 15:06:48

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Negative factor that can affect the performace in the job.
      2014-08-25 13:08:52
  • Reza Abbasi Iran What may include restrictions?
    2014-06-22 15:06:08

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan I don't know.
      2014-08-25 13:08:33
  • Reza Abbasi Iran What may include restrictions?
    2014-06-20 00:06:55

  • Annette Weizbauer Germany What will be the outcome of negative factors?
    2014-06-15 14:06:57

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Faliure and discouragement.
      2014-08-25 14:08:01
    • Satu Korhonen Finland Negative factors can also mean that the project is not feasible
      2014-06-25 14:06:08
    • Reza Abbasi Iran Any adverse factors
      2014-06-20 00:06:58
    • Reza Abbasi Iran Any adverse factors
      2014-06-20 00:06:43
    • Parhalad Saini India Negative Factor can affect project progress, project cost.
      2014-06-18 04:06:23
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