Project Life-Cycle Planning and Methodologies

Project Life-Cycle Planning and Methodologies

Len Asprey (Practical Information Management Solutions Pty Ltd., Australia) and Michael Middleton (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-055-4.ch006
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This chapter deals with the planning aspects of an IDCM project, including scope, feasibility, and life-cycle development. It reviews the typical project deliverables that may be used during planning and subsequent phases. The objectives are to consider and discuss: • The importance of planning to the successful implementation of an IDCM solution, and the need to distinguish between product development and project life-cycles; • A product development life-cycle that enterprises can use for an IDCM project; • The steps involved in initiating and defining an IDCM project; • An approach to aligning the development of a management framework with requirements for enabling an IDCM solution, including a review of key life-cycle stages; • Development of a project organization structure that may be applicable for an enterprise IDCM project; • Identification of a set of risks to form the basis of a Risk Management Plan; and • Methodologies suitable for an IDCM project.

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