Surveys all managerial aspects of a computer project from its conception to its replacement or abandonment. Chronicles the introduction of a computer system based on the scenario of a customer procuring a turnkey system from a supplier. Begins by describing the stages of the production of the system that have to be considered. Includes an evaluation of the process from both the customer's and supplier's standpoint. Emphasizes the human factor of computer systems project management and describes all major resources necessary to successfully complete the project. Provides a checklist of considerations for each stage of the process useful as an on-the-spot guide or aid in writing reports and documents.