Accession Number:

ADA230675

Title:

The Cost of Information Systems Modernization: A Comparison of Options for Life-Cycle Project Management Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Corps of EngineersUSACE has undertaken a systems modernization program that will govern its information management for the next decade. One of the major systems being developed under this plan is the Life-Cycle Project ManagementLCPM system. We found that the current LCPM prototypes not only differ significantly in design and configuration but also in the functions they perform and their flexibility for further modification and enhancement. The costs associated with the options for Corps-wide implementation of LCPM at multiple sites vary widely - ranging from 12 million for a centralized system to 49 million for a totally decentralized system. Under current plans, a relatively expensive decentralized system will likely be implemented. We identify implementation options that can meet LCPM needs at significantly lower cost. We also recommend that USACE minimize the number of prototypes to be continued, recommend selection of an LCPM system that is built around existing commercial project management software, and centralized systems management and maintenance. rwj

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE