1 PROJECTS AND PROJECT WORK

LEARNING OUTCOMES

When you have completed this chapter you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following:

the definition of a project;

the purpose of project planning and control;

the typical activities in a system development life cycle;

system and project life cycles;

variations on the conventional project life cycle;

transition strategies;

the purpose and content of the business case;

types of planning documents;

post-implementation reviews.

1.1 PROJECTS

A project may be defined as a group of related activities carried out to achieve a specific objective. Examples of projects include building a bridge, making a film and re-organising a company. The outcome of a project is usually ...

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