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Monday, September 7, 2009

Chapter 2 : The Project Management and Information Technology Context.

This chapter basically describe about the combination of project management and information technology. It started with the description of what is organization. In which projects cannot run in isolation. It says “Project managers need to use systems thinking”; taking a holistic view of carrying out projects within the context of the organization. This is the figure of three sphere model for system management.

It explain about the understanding of organization which have four frames including structural frames, human resource frame, political frames, and symbolic frames. This chapter also describes about three organizational structure which are functional, project, and matrix.After describing about the organizations, this chapter describes then about product life cycle.

This topic also covered in Software Engineering class. It is considered as quite important topic for ICT students. It says “The Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a framework for describing the phases involved in developing and maintaining information systems“. The questions arouse, why are the project phases and management reviews are important? The answer is “Management reviews, also called phase exits or kill points, should occur after each phase to evaluate the project’s progress, likely success, and continued compatibility with organizational goals.