Information systems design for project management
a data modeling approach
Computer-based information systems have emerged as essential tools for helping project managers both plan and control their projects and generate project reports and make project decisions. This article examines a framework for understanding the role of project management information systems; it also describes two approaches--digital and data modeling--for designing these systems. In doing so, it identifies the four primary functions of a project management information system and the way this system supports project managers. It then details the methodology used to design the data modeling approach and discusses how one Canadian firm that used this approach to develop its project management information system.