Organising for common systems
It is argued that to design large, common information systems and implement them in several locations needs a special organisation. Most sites where such systems are to be installed have different organisation structures which makes the development process difficult. Internally, most Information Systems Departments do not have the control procedures in place which will give adequate forewarning that projects of this type are not producing an acceptable systems solution. This paper describes the way that the Gold Division of Anglo American have tackled these and associated problems.