System Development: A Strategic Framework

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Springer Science & Business Media, 9. 2. 2000 - 245 strán (strany)
System Development: A Strategic Framework looks at one of the key issues in the design and development of IT systems: the fact that the bulk of system development projects undertaken will fail to meet originally defined objectives. Using a number of case studies, it analyses the reasons for this poor performance and provides the reader with a pattern of well-defined failure mechanisms which are especially relevant to large, long-term projects. With these established, the book then generates a set of planning procedures and corporate guidelines which will substantially reduce the impact and probability of financial and performance disasters in future projects.
Accessible to the professional and non-technical reader, this book will prove invaluable to project managers, development managers, IT controllers, project engineers, and systems analysts as well as MSc and MBA students studying computer system development.
 

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Introduction
3
The over
4
A startup test vehicle
6
Structure and layout
7
The development life cycle
8
Analysis
9
Coding
10
User
11
Cornercutter
119
Summary
120
Overview to Part 2
121
Taking stock
125
System basics
126
Key development factors
129
Development philosophy
130
The silver mindset
132

Development
12
Summary
13
Formulating the problem
15
Reports surveys and summaries
16
The Kearney report
18
The Standish Group report
19
The OASIG report
20
The KPMG report
21
Summary of results
22
Reasons for failure
23
The motorway accident model
24
Reported causes of failure in system development
25
Assessment
26
Summary
27
Patterns of development
29
Central government
32
ASSIST
34
National Insurance Recording System 2
35
Overview
36
Financial systems
38
Medical systems
40
America
42
Denver International Airport baggage handler
43
California Department of Motor Vehicles
44
NASA
46
Overview to Part 1
47
Analysis
53
Analysis goals
56
Justification
57
Scope
58
Summary
59
Business goals
62
Dreamware
63
User requirements
64
Summary
66
Planning
69
The planning role
71
Justification
72
Change and its impact
73
Technology
74
Client
75
External
76
Impact of change
77
The system planning environment
78
Planning structures
79
Summary
81
Forecasting
83
The project manager role
84
The project management activities
85
Modern methods
86
PRINCE
87
COCOMO
88
EVMS
89
Problem areas
91
Working environment
92
General rules for PM
93
Specific problems with specific tools
95
Value
96
Summary
98
Partnership
101
Process cycle
102
The review
103
Development reality
104
The contract
106
Preliminaries the partner selection
107
Elements of a contract
108
Interworking
109
The general model of interworking
111
Dispute
112
Litigation
113
Kamikaze management
114
Amateur
115
Hydra
116
Techie
117
Summary and objectives
133
The new approach things
135
Evolution
136
Revolutionary system development
137
RAD methodology
138
Pilot scheme
140
Modularity
141
Components
142
Iteration
143
Reallife examples
144
Practical lessons
145
Summary
146
The new approach people
149
Underlying concepts
150
Control
152
Communications
153
Competence
155
The organisation for system development
156
Senior management
157
Development controller
158
Consultant
159
Quality
161
Change control
162
Risk
165
Training
166
Summary
168
The new approach management
171
Accountability
172
Key elements of the environment
174
Workforce
175
IT leadership
176
Structure
179
Development environment
180
Groupware
181
Workforce skills
182
Quality
183
Quality application
184
Conclusion
185
Training
186
Executive training
187
Summary
188
Corporate structure
189
Work visibility
190
Summary
191
Wrapup
195
Feasibility study
196
Leadership
197
Organisational structure
198
Strategic upgrade summary
199
System utility
200
Development costs
201
Performance metrics
202
System value
204
Corporate benefit
205
Overview
206
Future strategy
207
Recommendations
208
The unfolding challenge
209
A corporate change scenario
213
Some basic definitions
217
Failure
219
Maintenance
220
Methodology
221
Object Oriented development
222
RAD
224
SEICMM
225
Software change sensitivity
226
System
230
Bibliography
233
Documents
237
Case histories
239
General topics
241
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