Information Technology Assignment

  1. To cope with the growing pressure, the IT programmers begin to change the specifications and to cut out features they did not understand. In addition, new hardware and software releases keep being released, so the programmers took it upon themselves to rewrite most of the IT programs to take advantage of the new technology releases. It has taken about a year to program and reprogram the system. Identify and discuss possible aspects of failure at this stage in the process.

 

  1. During the Beta testing phase, the IT project team experiences a slow system that crashed often. Identify and resolve possible aspects of failure at this stage in the process.

 

  1. Support for the system began to fade as the programmers scrambled to fix the bugs in the system. Senior management begins to question the increasing budget and decides to cancel the project — writing off millions of dollars. Research and submit possible aspects of failure at this stage in the process.

 

  1. Four teams were working together on the project. One team was responsible for programming and hardware selection, while the other three worked on design specifications. Although all four teams were supposed to work together, the teams responsible for design begin to duplicate work. No single person was in charge of the entire project. Team members have become confused, tempers are flaring, and feelings are hurt. Summarize possible aspects of failure at this stage in the process.