VLITP Management Framework

VLITP Management Framework

Matthew Guah (Erasmus School of Economics, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-546-7.ch012
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Abstract

The traditional way to achieve the automatic execution of project management processes is to develop or purchase an application that executes the steps required. However, in practice, these applications only execute a small part of the overall process. Execution of a complete VLITP management process can also be achieved by using a framework of software with human interfaces, where needed when applications are not able to execute the management process automatically. Certain aspects of VLITP management process can only be accomplished with human interventions. Due to the complexity of managing VLITP, changing the scope is costly and an overview of the VLITP and their state is difficult to obtain. In order to effectively deliver its objectives, VLITP often requires that the underlying activities be constructed according to the principles of a framework. Thus, it is often difficult to make a suite of existing legacy systems fit with a VLITP. The commercial project management market has focused on specific process models to reduce the complexity of VLITP management This chapter presents a framework that provides the basis for identifying and describing generally accepted principles and practices of VLITP. The purpose is to guide the project management team of VLITP in the execution of one of the most challenging jobs in business today.
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Introduction

There are numerous reasons why IT projects often never come to fruition. This book has detailed the issues involved with implementing VLITPs. The author anticipates that by understanding what leads to failure of VLITPs, readers would understand what is required not only to minimize the risks but also to dramatically improve chances of completing on time and under budget. By delegating a full chapter to methodological framework and approach for VLITP, the book demonstrates that business focus must lead as technology supports the efforts of meeting organizational goals of the business. The framework that follows is specifically modular and high-level to fit with the focus of this book—managing all types of VLITPs—which is combining business process management, various best practices for project management and using techniques from several software development frameworks.

The book shows how a VLITP is often an essential factor in the success or failure of the host organization, and forms the focus of the vital relations, which a business maintains with its external environment. Because technological competence of an organization is equal to the sum of the technological competencies of its various units, VLITPs are at the center of the definition of businesses in a 21st century organization (Lane et al, 2001). This requires that VLITPs occupy an important place in the organizational imagery and giving rise to important symbols (Currie and Guah, 2006). Thus, VLITPs are frequently at the very core of management strategy, corporate culture and organization identity. Unlike those who see VLITP as an extraneous variable imposed on the organization, this book shows how strategic management of innovative initiatives (like VLITP implementation) is an essential component of business policy in the 21st century. Thus, it must be understood and actively practiced by top management of multinational organizations.

Sufficient space has also been given to the imagery issue about host organization, the ideal role of employees and the importance of properly managing the implementation process of VLITPs. Also emphasized in this book are the issues of power structure within host organizations which can also help to cement a set of shared values and practices around the objectives of VLITPs as well as serve to complement and enrich the implementing process.

The next section goes through a proposed framework for implementing VLITPs. It takes into account the various topics explained in this book and concludes with the need to manage VLITP as a major change process in the host organization. Each stage of the VLITP is demonstrated by both the business and technological perspective of the project management team (see Figure 1).

Figure 1.

VLITP methodological framework

Preparation and Decision Making

The first stage in VLITPs is the preparation and decision making for the project. Here, there are certain issues that must be addressed before the project can proceed to the next stage. The first thing to ensure success at this stage is that business takes the lead. The main goal of this stage is to define what the scope of the project is should be. Critical to this is that both business and IT managers must understand and support the goals of a VLITP, document must be in place with agreement concerning the scope and goals of the VLITP before moving on to the next stage of the project.

Business Perspective

This prospective demand that project managers ensue the following needs are addressed before moving on to the next stage:

  • Determine strategic and project goals

  • Determine the key success factors for the project

  • Determine the scope of the project

  • Determine the functional requirements

  • Create support for the project

  • Writing a project plan that focus on the tasks, resources, deliverables, budget and a timetable for each activity/task.

IT Perspective

From a technical IT perspective, the following issues need to be addressed:

  • Determine the technical requirements

  • Write a project plan that focuses on the tasks, resources, deliverables, budget and a timetable for each activity/task.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Leslie Willcocks
Acknowledgment
Chapter 1
Matthew Guah
This chapter classifies the purpose of project management in IT projects as a means of introducing the topics covered in the book and demonstrates... Sample PDF
Introduction to Very Large IT Projects
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Chapter 2
Matthew Guah
By examining the history of what was earlier considered project management, this chapter not only points out lessons from past practices but also... Sample PDF
The Field of Project Management
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Chapter 3
Matthew Guah
The basis upon which the objectives and policies for managing a VLITP are formulated is the need to achieve the project objectives on time and under... Sample PDF
Why Implement Very Large IT Projects
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Chapter 4
Matthew Guah
Different VLITP methodologies are capable of solving various types of problems during a project life cycle. This chapter shows that effect of VLITP... Sample PDF
Methodologies for Implementing VLITPs
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Chapter 5
IT Governance  (pages 69-83)
Matthew Guah
VLITP managers face unprecedented expectations for their governance. These expectations are driven by mandates and other demands from host... Sample PDF
IT Governance
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Chapter 6
IT Security  (pages 84-95)
Matthew Guah
One area that has scarcely received attention in the IT security literature, is the role that individual compliance plays in preventing... Sample PDF
IT Security
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Chapter 7
Matthew Guah
The study of diffusion, adoption, and IT project implementation in popular literature relies on theories which do not address the question of why... Sample PDF
Human Resource Issues in VLITP
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Chapter 8
Matthew Guah
Medical accidents, such as those that occur as a consequence of errors in medical systems, rarely happen because of a single failure. They are... Sample PDF
Ergonomics of Very Large IT Projects
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Chapter 9
Matthew Guah
For centuries, organizations have been trying to exchange information between their applications by linking them together. However, such application... Sample PDF
Service-Oriented Architecture: A New Platform for Very Large IT Projects
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Chapter 10
Matthew Guah
The chapter seeks to advance the practice perspective of VLITP by drawing attention to individual, collective sub-teams and host organizational... Sample PDF
Business Process Management
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Chapter 11
Matthew Guah
VLITP escalation has been documented to be a widespread phenomenon in the 21st century. Nearly every research in this area has portrayed escalation... Sample PDF
Outsourcing and Escalation Issues in VLITPs
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Chapter 12
Matthew Guah
The traditional way to achieve the automatic execution of project management processes is to develop or purchase an application that executes the... Sample PDF
VLITP Management Framework
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Chapter 13
Matthew Guah
The National Programme for Information Technology is the largest civil IT program worldwide at an estimated cost of £6.2 bn, US$ 10 billion, over a... Sample PDF
Case Study I: National Program for IT
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Chapter 14
Matthew Guah
VLITP can shift the direction of organizations by introducing new systems and emerging technologies that can serve as a trigger for change to the... Sample PDF
Case Study II: RFID—A Technology for Enterprise Systems in the Airlines Industry
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Chapter 15
Matthew Guah
Prediction markets have proven high forecasting performance in many areas such as politics, sports, and business-related fields, compared to... Sample PDF
Case Study III: VLITP in Public Transport— Implementing OV-Chipcard in The Netherlands
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