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What do you think will happen if there is failure of quality in information systems?

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by Wayne M. In reply to Quality in IT

"What do you think will happen if there is failure of quality in information systems?"

Late projects, cancelled projects, unhappy users, etc. Wait... that sounds like the current state of the industry!

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by red5torm In reply to Quality in IT

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by ebaker In reply to Quality in IT

It depends upon a number of factors. If you define "quality" as conformance to requirements, then failure means the system cannot do what it was designed to do. Does the entire system fail, or are some the requirements met and others still fallingshort? As a PM, you need to carefully define and manage quality as much as cost and time.

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by charles.stensrud In reply to Quality in IT

The question is somewhat vague, and there are various answers over the life cycle of an information system. And there are varying definitions of quality.

During an IS development, quality can be objectively defined as "delivery of the required functionality, on time and within budget." Under the objective definition, the ramifications of lack of quality include wasted time and dollars, late deliveries, missing functionality, and even cancellation. I haven't run across any expanded definitionthat didn't get into subjective areas (i.e., user friendliness, etc.), but for development the results would be the same.

In a delivered IS development, quality could be said to be lacking if there are significant bugs, missing functionality (incompleteness), inconsistency, hard to use, etc. Depending on whether these qualities were recognized, the results could include inability to derive intended information, poor decision support, inefficiency, high cost, or even complete rejection by theintended users.

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by neufarth In reply to Quality in IT

As I define quality as "doing the right thing and doing the thing right", under your premise you end up with the wrong thing or you get the right thing at the wrong time/price or you get something that's constantly in a state of repair.

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by Jacky Chin In reply to Quality in IT

I'll put it this way, 'Do the right thing as the first time'. Of course, doing project management, you have to deal with alot of 'estimation' in term of time, manpower and some other resources in order to complete the project. Those are the factors that can be caused a failure of the project. Always, share your idea and experience with someone/your senior.

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