The Information Systems Documentation - Another Problem for Project Management
MANAGING INFORMATION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY: ISSUES & SOLUTIONS - PROCEEDING OF THE 6TH IBIMA CONFERENCE, Khalid S. Soliman, ed., pp. 332-338, IBIMA, June 2006
7 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2006
We see important trends for information systems that influence their development, including that of the specific documentation. As a result, the ways to approach systems from the perspective of IT project management, responsibilities and resource allocation and also from the perspective of the importance of the documentation change to ensure the success of a development project.
The documentation of information system is a component of communication, control and monitoring of the development, operation and maintenance project. At the same time, the documentation should be regarded as one of the results of the stages of the system life cycle. This is why, the system documentation is important from the viewpoint of the project management and of its development and operation. Unfortunately, one can find that most often in practice the documentation is either incomplete or totally missing.
This paper attempts after a revision of the documentation typology, to present the causes and the effects generating the lack or the incompleteness of the system documentation and the identification of the persons that are responsible for its developing and upgrading.
Keywords: information system documentation, project management, documentation typology, documentation stakeholders, system development life cycle, project life cycle
JEL Classification: L15, M0, L86
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