Cases on Information Technology: Lessons Learned by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

By Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

This quantity is the newest addition to the situations on info expertise sequence, a sequence which gives a set of case reports concentrating on IT implementation in organisations. The situations incorporated in situations on details expertise: classes discovered, quantity 7 conceal numerous IT projects, together with company platforms, instant applied sciences, rebuilding working platforms after destruction, and implementation inside non-profit enterprises. every one case comprises critical information about businesses operating with IT, together with key participants concerned, clever steps taken or even neglected, and the ultimate venture results. This quantity comes in handy to IT managers and researchers, because it describes quite a few eventualities of IT implementation and likewise unlucky downfalls. utilizing the real-life occasions as facilitators for school room dialogue, professors and scholars gain to boot from this choice of instances.

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During the team’s visits, Dawn was able to acquire another PC that she hooked up to the first one as a cluster. Most of the computer equipment in the Center had been donated; in fact, one of the team members wound up donating her five-year-old computer, and it was gratefully accepted. They were particularly impressed with the staff, especially Dawn. Not only was Dawn going to school and working at the Center part-time, she was also heavily involved (as were the rest of the staff) in fundraising activities.

This case fits in the course curriculum after the students have been exposed to project planning and cost estimating procedures as well as the importance of managing the expectations of project stakeholders and the complexities of project staffing. The main deliverable for this assignment is a project plan that fits the circumstances of the case, including the work-breakdown-schedule, work packages, task deliverables, staffing requirements, and cost estimates. This assignment can be done individually or in teams.

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