Building Info Systems & Managing Projects

1. Why is building a system a form of organizational problem-solving?

2. How much does project management impact the success of a new information system?

3. Why is it so important to understand how a business process works when trying to develop a new information system?

4. Discuss the role of business end users and info. systems professionals in developing a system solution for your company/organization. How do both roles differ when the solution is developed using prototyping or end-user development?

5. It has been said that systems fail when systems builders ignore 'people' problems. Why might this be so? Give specific examples.