Sdlc Design Task With Scenario

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About this Assignment System Analysis and Design refers to the procedures of examining or developing business systems with the intent of improving it through industry standard methodology and framework. For this assignment, you will write one report that covers the seven steps in the system analysis and design process based on a hypothetical firm's business profile. Your report should focus on defining, justifying, and planning the project, and on the tasks associated with testing, implementing, and maintaining the proposes system. Your report should be of 1,500 words. Scenario Global Adventures (GA) is a guided company in London. They owners advertise Global Adventures in several local and regional magazines and web sites, but they don't feel that it is attracting new business. GA has one main business segment: rentals but also does some instruction on the side if needed. Customers are required to make reservations in advance for scheduled tours but sometimes space is available for extra customers. Melissa Smith, the receptionist, handles the telephone inquiries and reservations. Daily she enters the reservations in a binder, with tabs for each business activity. This binder is used to back-up an Excel spreadsheet that she uses to record reservations. Each morning, she runs a report that will print out the reservation list for the day. This spreadsheet is also used by the accountant to keep GA's books. However, the manual system has some noticeable drawbacks. On several occasions the reservations for the tours have conflicted with their availability. Moreover, the owners have found it difficult to get information about rental patterns, customer profiles, advertising effectiveness and future business opportunities. They have been talking about either updating their system or replacing it with a new information system that would meet their current and future needs but need more details on which option is feasible for the company. Deliverable You work as a Business System Analyst and you have been commissioned to come up with a plan to address these issues. You will write a report to present to the owners analysing the current issues and suggesting a suitable solution. You will have some discretion as to how you would like to structure your report to best deliver your proposal, but your report must be structured according to software development lifecycle SDLC and the bulk of your discussion should be focused on the first three phases (planning, requirement analysis and design). However, you must show a general understanding of the rest of the phases. You should attempt to answer the following questions about each phase in the systems design process: * Planning: Define the scope of the problem. You know that GA has a mix of manual and computer-based techniques and they want to update their system or buy a new system. Explain the steps in a feasibility study to determine the anticipated cost and benefits for the best option for GA. * Requirements analysis: Identify the functional requirements. Explain what documentation will be used to analyse the needs of the end users to ensure the new system can meet their expectations? * Design: Use the information that you have identified from the system requirement analysis to explain how you will design the new or updated system. What are the necessary specifications and operations of the user interface that will meet the functional requirements? You must use suitable diagrams to represent your design * Development: Explain the development paths that will help start production using these three key topics: the impact of the Internet, software outsourcing, and in-house software development. * Testing: Discuss how the system will be tested to determine if the proposed design meets the business goals. * Implementation: How will the system be implemented? Who will use it and what is the training plan? Discuss the post-implementation evaluation plan, does the system meet specified requirements. * Maintenance: Explain the maintenance phase and its importance to the success of the new software. Instructions You are required to write a formal report consisting of the following elements: cover page, table of content, headings and sub-headings for the main area of the report, references and appendix (to include any information you may think are necessary addition to the report. You are also required to consult and show evidence of literature within your report in the form of in-text citations and a suitable references list. You are expected to consult between 5-10 sources.

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