System Development

A Strategic Framework

  • Authors
  • Michael Bronzite

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Setting the scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Into the abyss

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
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      Pages 53-67
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  4. Solving the problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-245

About this book


System Development: A Strategic Framework looks at one of the key issues in the design and development of IT systems: the fact that the bulk of system development projects undertaken will fail to meet originally defined objectives. Using a number of case studies, it analyses the reasons for this poor performance and provides the reader with a pattern of well-defined failure mechanisms which are especially relevant to large, long-term projects. With these established, the book then generates a set of planning procedures and corporate guidelines which will substantially reduce the impact and probability of financial and performance disasters in future projects.
Accessible to the professional and non-technical reader, this book will prove invaluable to project managers, development managers, IT controllers, project engineers, and systems analysts as well as MSc and MBA students studying computer system development.


Information Technology Project Management Software Engineering System Analysis and Design design maintenance system development

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