Critically observes surroundings to recognize the opportunity.
Explores multiple solution paths.
Gathers data to support and refute ideas.
Applies technical skills/knowledge to the development of a technology/product.
Focuses on understanding the value proposition of a discovery.
Articulates the idea to diverse audiences.
Identifies and works with individuals with complementary skill sets, expertise, etc.
Strategic planning is the process of identifying long-term organizational goals, strategies, and resources. A strategic plan looks beyond day-to-day activities. An organization’s strategic goals are supported by Information Technology (IT). Business Departments will create a Business Case to justify their projects. The IT Department will use the Business Case to start the System Development Life Cycle by creating a Project Charter.
There are many development methods for developing information systems. The range is from Structured Analysis (Waterfall) to Agile methods (SCRUM). IT experts agree that no single development method is best in all cases. Structured Analysis is based on an overall plan, so it is called a predictive approach (example: a construction company uses a blueprint for constructing a building). Agile methods develop a system incrementally by building a series of prototypes and constantly adjusting them to user requirements.
Regardless of the development method, people, tasks, timetables, and costs must be managed effectively. Complex projects can involve dozens of people, hundreds of tasks, and many thousands of dollars. Project management is the process of planning, scheduling, monitoring, controlling, and reporting upon the development of an information system.
Developing a project charter involves assessing the project feasibility basis of the given constraints and planning the project at a high level. An official sign-off/approval allows allocation of money and resources and thus supplements the development of a detailed project plan. The project charter is a project initiation tool that defines high-level objectives, scope, risks, assumptions, constraints, and requirements with a view of checking the feasibility of the project by meeting the important stakeholders.