Chapter 15

Creating a Methods Approach to Work

The development and implementation of information systems that incorporate new information technologies and communications represents a considerable effort for any public or private organization. It involves significant budgets and significant cost to explore opportunities, which requires evaluating and choosing from different potential investments. Those investments could include other similar projects, new facilities, new business lines, or product development.

Before nonselected opportunities are dismissed, we must be sure that the expected benefits of the chosen project are realistic and attainable. If the chosen opportunity fails to produce the desired results, then the wrong opportunity ...

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