Chapter 4 Case Study
1. If you were an employee at Petrie’s Electronics, would you want to work on this project? Why or why not?
If I were an employee at Petrie’s Electronics I would definitely want to work on this project. I think this is a project that can help gain valuable experience in the way projects are completed. I think the project has very clear deliverables and it’s very doable. By working on this project you can learn how the different department within the company work and how what they do ultimately helps the company in their own way to be successful.
2. If you were part of the management team at Petrie’s Electronics, would you approve the project outlined in the scope statement in PE Figure 4-1? What changes, if any, need to be made to the document? The only thing that I would include is the approximate cost of building the system and how the system is expected to make work simpler for the users and ultimately enabling the company to achieve record sales.
3. Identify a preliminary set of tangible and intangible costs you think would occur for this project and the system it describes. What intangible benefits do you anticipate for the system? The tangible cost of building this system are the resources needed to finish the project (The right human technical skills, equipment, hardware, software,). The intangible cost are potential problems that might occur, unexpexcted delays, and mistakes that might occur. The intangible benefits that I anticipate for this system are making work less stressful on the users allowing them to perform better and create a more coordinated and easier way to obtain information.
4. What do you consider to be the risks of the project as you currently understand it? Is this a low-, medium-, or high-risk project? Justify your answer. Assuming you were part of Jim’s team, would you have any particular risks? The risk of this project are constructing a system that is going to deliver everything that is...