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Management of Project Omnia, The

Synopsis
Considers the people involved in project management, in this case, the Portman Building Society’s Project OMNIA which was undertaken to replace diverse computer systems by a single integrated one that is ‘customer’ rather than ‘account’ based. Concentrates on the sub-project to replace the mortgage systems and the relation between the Portman and ICL, the supplier. Good communication is emphasised: in defining what the client wants, quality assurance, the role of an independent management consultant, estimation of the costs in cash and human resource terms, planning, building in mechanisms for change, testing, acceptance and evaluation. Finally discusses whether anything might have been managed differently.
Series
Fundamentals of Computing, Course M205
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Information technology
Keywords
building societies; communication skills; computer systems

Credits

Producer
Pip Surgey
Cast
Frances Barber 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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