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The manager has a plethora of tools to assist them in devising the formal project plan such as work-breakdown structures, Gantt charts, network diagrams, resource allocation charts, resource loading charts, linear responsibility chars, cumulative cost distribution, etc. (Frame, 1987, p. 8). Scheduling Scheduling is the process of converting a plan into an operation timetable. PERT/ CPM systems provide methods for assisting the project manager in setting up the timetable for the use of project resources.

To ensure adequate say of individuals who actually get the work done, several teams were led by line employees. ” In this way, the project leadership hoped to have as many people as possible participating in the selection process. The implementation of the CMMS was planned in three stages. The first stage involved the request for proposal (RFP) process; the second stage consisted of the decision-making process, and the third stage, the actual implementation. During the RFP process, the different process teams had to analyze the various business functions.

214-232, © 2000. Copyright © 2006, Idea Group Inc. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of Idea Group Inc. is prohibited. 32 Schneider & Sarker Chapter III A Case of Information Systems Pre-Implementation Failure: Pitfalls of Overlooking the Key Stakeholders’ Interests Christoph Schneider, Washington State University, USA Suprateek Sarker, Washington State University, USA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This case study examines an often overlooked context of information system failures, that of pre-implementation failure.

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