IT Project Definition Procedure
The IT Project Definition Procedure defines the scope and purpose of an IT project and determines its projected impact on—and potential risks to—your company.
The IT Project Definition Procedure applies to all software products and updates developed by your company. (28 pages, 7214 words)
IT Project Definition Responsibilities:
Information Technology Managers are responsible for conducting feasibility studies on proposed Information Technology projects, reviewing proposed projects with Top Management, and responding to User Management proposals.
The Information Technology Project Manager is responsible for creating, reviewing, and modifying project descriptions and creating project plans.
Top Management is responsible for reviewing project proposals with Information Technology Managers.
User Management is responsible for communicating its needs and requirements clearly when proposing an Information Technology project.
IT Project Definition Definitions:
Project definition – Stage in project planning that follows a project proposal; preliminary investigation of project’s feasibility, suitability, etc.
Project plan – Stage in project planning that follows project definition; describing the details of a project definition based on a proposal that has been accepted.
Project proposal – User Management’s formal, written proposal of a project for Information Technology. Typically followed by a request to Information Technology for a proposal, commonly known as an RFP.
Request For Proposal (RFP) – A formal user request to Information Technology for project estimates (time, other resources needed to deliver the project) and a description of project results.
Return on investment (ROI) – The annual financial benefit after an investment minus the cost of the investment; or, the total value gained after a solution has been deployed.
IT Project Definition Procedure Activities
- IT Project Needs Identification
- IT Project Definition
- IT Project Definition Review
- IT Project Plan
IT Project Definition Procedure References
- ISO/EIC 12207:1995- Information Technology-Software Life-Cycle Processes
- IEE/EIA 12207.0-Standard Industry Implementation of International Standard ISO/IEC 12207:1995
- IEEE Software Engineering Standard #1058-1998, Standard For Software Project Management
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