Project Database Maintenance

Besides the actual deliverables that the project teams should be required to generate as a matter of course, a fair amount of information about the projects will be generated during their life cycle. There will be costing information, including staffing and equipment, all the information relating to team efficiency, and personal development of staff members during the life of the project, much of which is passed back to the Liaison Center from the various project and team managers. This...

IT Infrastructure

Usually, the target organization will have certain policies that dictate the distribution of IT equipment, from workstations to servers, networking equipment, and so forth. However, due to the quantity and nature of the information that will be accumulated, stored, and referenced, it is advisable to allocate a separate server for the Liaison Center, with sufficient storage capacity, backup procedure, and robustness. If electronic mail is used for communication within the organization, mailboxes...

Designing the Problem Area

One of the first diagrams to be created may not find its way into the formal specifications since it is designed to aid the understanding between client, developer, designers, and end users. From this general understanding, the formal specifications will be created, so it is an important, if informal, diagram. The best way to construct the diagram is in the guise of a brainstorming session, with all parties mentioned in the preceding section present or at least represented. The reason for this...