help with 2 disscussion question

please use the attachment below and provide to answer under each questions. I DO NOT NEED A PAPER. This is a question and answer assignment so please be clear, concise and to the point.


Imagine that you have been appointed as a project manager for an important IT project in a large firm. Answer the following questions:

  • Briefly outline which category of employee (top managers, business analysts, designers, developers, testers, system administrators, end-users) you will have frequent interaction with during the seven phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle and briefly explain why your interaction with these categories of employees will be frequent.
  • What project management tools would you draw on over the course of the seven phases of the SDLC to help you insure project success? Briefly explain why these tools are important.
  • How will your job be differ depending on whether your firm decides to use a waterfall or an agile methodology?

Part 2

Read the following article from Computerworld:IT’s Biggest Project Failures. Choose one of the project failures described in the article and analyze the failure drawing on the five causes of project failure outlined in Chapter 9 ofBaltzan (pp. 216-217).

The five causes listed are:

• Unclear or missing business requirements

• Skipped SDLC phases.

• Changing technology.

• The cost of finding errors.

• Balance of the triple constraints.