The President of XXX university has just read the following article ( http://www.informationweek.com/it-leadership/6-waysit-still-fails-the-business/d/d-id/1107793?print=yes ) and believes this may sum up the issues delaying our new Student Information System at XXX. The President has asked you, as the new Director of Information systems at XXX (the prior Director was fired due to the failure of this system); to provide her with a description of each of the top 4 issues (and their solutions) that you would expect would cause problems with the implementation of this SPECIFIC system. Here are the basic goals of the system:
Allow students to access grades, transcripts, and billing data on their own PC or mobile device. Allow students to access the state – wide D2L system through the XXX portal, again using student – owned mobile devices. Provide access to all student data for faculty advising purposes using faculty owned computers and mobile devices. Most important — provide support to the XXX Admissions Team who are charged with new student recruitment.
Please note that you MUST provide SPECIFIC issue s and solutions to THESE system goals. DO NOT simply provide a list of generic issues. HINT â€“ this might be a great time to draw on some of the concepts we have covered in class.
2. Consider the Triple Constraint mode l in our project management coverage from class and answer these points:
Which constraint causes the highest chance of failure for an IT project? Research and then provide a specific business example where this occurred (be SURE to provide reference s) what were the approximate costs (in actual monetary amounts) to the firm due to these failures and how long did it take to recover from these problems? Provide two actual business examples of great successes in IT project management. Considering the Triple Constrain t Model, why did these succeed? Again, provide references.