Pinto and Millet offer practical information on approaching the subject of IS from a managerial, rather than a technical, perspective. The second edition of this work covers such topics as implementation theory, prioritizing projects, implementation success and failure, critical success factors, techniques for planning and scheduling, dealing with change control pressures, system development life-cycle politics, improving the analysis and design phase, team building and cross-functional cooperation, and the MIS zoo.
Table of Contents
I. The Problem with Information System Projects
II. Implementation Theory: What the Past Has Taught Us
III. Defining Implementation Success and Failure
IV. Critical Success Factors in Information System Projects
V. Techniques for Project Selection, Planning and Scheduling
VI. The Politics of Implementation
VII. Team Building and Cross-Functional Cooperation: Setting the Stage for Success
VIII. Leadership and Project Success
IX. Implementation Champions: Our Most Valuable Untapped Resource
X. The End Game: Finishing the Project on a High Note
XI. Conclusions: Quo Vadis?
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