Project Management

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GIS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MSc Thesis
Dissertation submitted in part fulfillment for the degree of Master of Science in Geographical Information Systems

April 1997 J.G.A. Bestebreurtje Manchester Metropolitan University

Mentor: Prof. Dr. H.J. Scholten Free University of Amsterdam

Master Thesis: GIS Project management

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ABSTRACT

Recent studies concerning GIS show that it is the fastest growing segment (both hard & software) of the graphical computer market. 70% of private organizations expect to use GIS as a strategic tool within their company. Like a product, GIS in an organization has a life cycle. According to the model of Nolan this life cycle starts with awareness and ends when full integration with other
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Change requests, expectations and deviations 3.9.1 General 3.9.2 Change Control 3.10. Exceptions 3.11. Threats in a project 3.12. Project Closure 3.12.1 General 3.12.2 Acceptance testing 3.12.3 Project Closure Meeting 3.13. Quality Review 3.14. Training 3.15. Support 3.16. Summary 4 THE SPATIAL COMPONENT; ARE GIS PROJECTS DIFFERENT? 4.1. Introduction 4.2. The G in GIS 4.3. The IS in GIS 4.4. What is so special about GIS? 4.5. The acquiring of Geo Information 4.6. Are GIS project different? 4.7. Conclusion 5 MANAGING A REAL PROJECT - THE MILGIS PROJECT 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Approach 5.3. Content of the MILGIS PID 5.3.1 MILGIS PID - Background 5.3.2 MILGIS PID - Mission, Objectives, Strategy 5.3.3 MILGIS PID - Scope of Work 5.3.4 MILGIS PID -Constraints 5.3.5 MILGIS PID -Methods 5.3.6 MILGIS PID Project Organization 5.3.7 MILGIS PID Project Plan 5.4. MILGIS Risks 5.5. MILGIS Quality 5.6. Does the proposed methodology work? 6 CONCLUSIONS 6.1. Introduction 6.2. The importance of Life Cycle and Methodologies 6.3. Project management for GIS 6.4. Area for further research ADDENDUM -Risk Management Checklist REFERENCES

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