Project Management Institute

Using project teams to create MIS products

a life cycle analysis

Traditional management theory suggests that there should be parity of authority and responsibility in MIS project management.A survey was sent to 1610 randomly selected managers from the Directory of Top Computer Executives to answer the question, Do MIS project groups tend to have consistent responsibility across the stages of the product life cycle? The survey focused on five stages of the life cycle which are: project initiation, project approval, project design, project implementation, and project maintenance.462 replies showed the results that there is not parity of responsibility throughout the product life cycle. Rather, responsibility increases with each phase of the project.
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