Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2004


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 545/645


Software maintenance, Operating systems (Computers) -- Management, Project management, Microsoft Windows (Computer file), Oregon Health Sciences University


The Win2K Migration Project was a one-year, large scale, software upgrade project undertaken at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) beginning in late 2001. The goal was to instantiate Windows 2000 as the standard operating system for all desk top computers campus wide. Since OHSU is largely a functional based organization, project management at the time of Win2K was still in the infantile stages. In fact, the project itself was beset with a host of problems that ultimately led to the final termination without meeting the established time, cost and performance parameters. This document serves to provide a thorough analysis of the project life cycle and solid critique of the methods used to execute the various project phases. Since OHSU is preparing to undertake a similar large scale operating system upgrade in the near future, the ultimate goal is to identify specific problem areas and to provide helpful recommendations for future project leaders to utilize and benefit from.


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