Describe the ways that a manager or system user might be involved in systems development.
Table 6.7 indicates the ways managers and other Information Systems users can become involved in systems development. You should keep these categories in mind because in this and the next chapter, your participation is discussed in terms of these categories.
|Category||How Involved in Development|
|Systems Specialist||As an employee of the organization—possessing some systems specialty, such as systems analyst—the manager undertakes many of the activities in a systems development project.|
|Consultant||Hired from outside the organization, the consultant manger may undertake many of the activities in a systems development project.|
|System User||As an employee of the organization, a manager can become involved in systems development as the user of the system and as the requester of the system changes. The manager might also join the development team.|
|Assurance Provider||Internal and information technology (IT) auditors, independent auditors, and consultants may be asked to review development projects to ensure that systems are developed efficiently and effectively and that the systems being developed will be reliable, have sufficient internal controls, and be auditable.|