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Published on January 15, 2009

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Information Technology : 1/15/2009 File Title Information Technology An Effective Tool For Wealth Creation In Community Presented By Nwadike Jones, MNSE, MICE, MASCE, MNCS, KSM Projects Coordinator, Infrastructure Projects, Sustainable Community Development, SPDC, Nigeria. Slide 2: Community Location (i.e. city, cluster, town or village) where we live. become more responsible and have a vision; organize and plan together; develop healthy lifestyle options; empower themselves; reduce poverty and suffering; create employment and economic opportunities; achieve social, economic, cultural and environmental goals. Wealth The annual produce of the land and labour of the community, or an abundance of items of economic value, or the state of controlling or possessing such items, usually in the form of money, real estate and community or personal property - Adam Smith. Wealth Creation The decision making processes of whether a business unit grows organically or through acquisition. The Science of Wealth Creation is all about learning how to do things in this “Information Technology" way to create everlasting wealth. Slide 3: Information Technology (IT) Computer-Based Information System Software Applications Computer Hardware System Application Programming Industrial Automation, Business, Education, Medical, database, games Operating, Device drivers, diagnostic tools, servers, windowing, utilities Text editor, compilers, interpreters, linkers, debuggers Convert, Store, Protect, Process, Transmit, Securely retreive Motherboard, Power Supply, Storage Controllers, Video Display Controller, Removable Media Devices, Internal Storage, Sound Card, Networking, Input/Output Removable Media Devices: - CD, DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD, Floppy Disk, Zip Drive, USB Flash Drive, Tape Drive. Slide 4: IT Wealth Opportunity Information Technology Wealth Opportunities INTRODUCTION BEST APPROACH : BEST APPROACH Slide 8: Pre-Award / Kick-Off Meetings. Scope objective firm-up. Work breakdown processes. Quality specifications and scope definition. Prepare preliminary plan and contract Health, Safety, Environment and quality assessment. WHAT IS TO BE DONE Slide 9: ? Use of appropriate procedures and document. ? Apply design review procedure. ? Use codes and standards. ? Agree with service requirements. ? Apply quality procedures. ? Reviews and quality assurance/control records. ? Inspection reports. ? Close-out and sign off. WHAT IS TO BE DONE CONT’D Slide 10: Goals: Empower community, especially youths, to participate in software and Information technology development. Build a mass pool of information technology literate manpower using the community reps. and other platforms as "train the trainer" Scheme for capacity building. Upgrade community technology base and improve information technology management tools. Resources are secure and to protect and build information assurance framework and to improve acquisition processes and regulations. integrate information technology into the mainstream of education and training. Create awareness and ensure universal access in order to promote information technology diffusion in all sectors of community life. Generate additional foreign exchange earnings through expanded indigenous information technology products and services. Establish appropriate institutional framework to achieve wealth creation using information technology. Slide 11: Not understanding own community Getting from planning to action Failing to evaluate results Lack of financial resources Role confusion and power struggles Unresolved conflict Not applying tools and techniques effectively WHAT MIGHT NOT WORK AND WHY? Slide 12: WHAT MIGHT NOT WORK AND WHY? CONT’D. Failure to address corruption. Few clear standards for social objectives and failure to monitor and enforce the standards that exist. Community representatives focus on financial auditing with minimal monitoring of projects outcomes. Slide 13: RECOMMENDATIONS /WAY FORWARD Information technology should be in line with local plans and based on community consultation. The whole life cycle of project should be considered during planning, design, operation and maintenance strategy developed. Social objectives should be clearly identified. Funds should be set-aside. Slide 14: RECOMMENDATIONS/WAY FORWARD CONT’D. Social objective must be clearly defined in the procurement documents and explained at meetings / discussions. Attention should be paid to the bidder’s social performance and capacity to deliver social obligations. Advising team must agree best approach in contractual mechanisms to deliver social objectives. Slide 15: RECOMMENDATIONS/WAY FORWARD CONT’D. Procedure meetings/discussions should be done before the community takes builder to commence work. All audits should be conducted with the same rigour as financial audits. LESSONS : Decisions taken in the early stages. Participation of user groups at every stage of the management process. Inclusion of obligations in process documents that require action on the part of the community. LESSONS LESSONS CONT’D. : LESSONS CONT’D. - Choice of strategy improve the delivery and achieve social development objectives. Consideration of operation and maintenance at the design stage stimulate and enhance ‘local content’. Corruption. Advisor do need to be equipped with a range of best practice and skills. CONCLUSION : A common vision, purpose and plan; Quality of planning is the foundation for the quality of the subsequent stages. Adequate attention were paid to quality issues at early stages. An understanding of and the ability to initiate the information technology process. Resources, tools and techniques. People who are ready, willing and able to take the lead and see it through to the end. Common hazards and their effects that might bottle neck the process to be fully identified, assessed and control measures to be put in place to prevent or mitigate an accidental loss. CONCLUSION CONCLUSION CONT’D. : CONCLUSION CONT’D. Gradual rise in quality assurance during execution because of good process management. Usage of appropriate procedures and documentation. Application of design review procedure. Usage of codes and standards. Agreement with service requirements. Application of quality procedures. Regular inspection and production of inspection reports. Close and sign off reports.

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