a) The MIS project team comprises people who report directly or indirectly to the project manager. The team has a major role to play in the success or failure of the project.
i) State the factors to consider when constituting a project team
ii) ii) Outline the methods of monitoring and reporting progress
a) MIS Projects
i) Factors to consider when building a project team
Factors to consider when constituting a project team are:
Availability of staff
Amount of work to be done
Levels of supervision required
To enhance performance of the project team, ensure:
Awareness of team members and results orientation
Collaboration and creativity
Trust and a supporting atmosphere
Conflict resolution (Consider positive and negative conflicts)
Acceptance of change
ii) Methods of monitoring and reporting progress
Project budget. The amount and distribution of resources to a project. Budgeting may be top down or bottom up.
Project Evaluation and Review Technique. Incorporates uncertainty in determining project duration probabilistic consideration of task duration and computation of expected duration.
Resource histograms. These are bar charts showing estimated resource requirements against available resources for the project duration.
Progress reports and milestones. A progress report shows the current status of the project in relation to the planned status. A milestone is a significant event in the project, usually completion of a major deliverable.