Growth In Project Scope

The new complexity of systems development can be viewed in several ways. First, one finds that more people are now involved in development than one saw either in the mainframe development days or in the early years of client/server. Frequently, projects today may involve anywhere from 100 to 500 people, and this figure will continue to increase until thousand-person projects become common over the next several years.

Second, the number of years required to develop the more complex business solution has also increased. Enterprisewide solutions, delivered over several releases, may require three to five years, or more, to bring all aspects to fruition. This, in turn, adds additional complexities. For example, with longer development periods, the chances are good that management may go through at least one change during the course of the development project. If the project has not been careful to communicate and gain sponsorship at many different management levels, a change in management may put the investment at risk.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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