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Scope Measurement on Large IT Projects in Texas: A Position Paper

Herb Krasner, University of Texas at Austin (ret.), CISQ Advisory Board member

 

A new Texas state law adds specific monitoring requirements for large IT projects in Texas state agencies. It requires regular monitoring and reporting on IT project performance indicators of: schedule, cost, scope, and quality. IT scope measurement is the focus of this new report.

 

Download it here: Scope Measurement on Large IT Projects in Texas: A Position Paper

 

IT scope metrics are used to define and deliver the right product or system to achieve an organization’s project goals and objectives. This paper recommends several specific IT scope metrics that should be used on all large IT projects:

  • Balanced Scorecard (BAL)
  • System/project size and its growth or change
  • System requirements metrics for anomalies, quality, volatility, change impact and satisfaction

How these IT scope metrics are combined to answer the question of are we on track is discussed, along with typical scope challenges and next steps to properly implement the metrics.

 

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