This assignment will assess the competency 1. Outline system analysis and design concepts from CI4221; 2. Plan an information systems project; 3. Implement an information systems project; 4. Facilitate a system implementation rollout; and 5. Plan information systems maintenance.
Directions: For this assignment your team will develop a project proposal for an information system design for an organization. Your final project will be a compilation of each phase of the development of your project.
PROJECT CHECKLIST: Your final TEAM Project must include the following components:
Executive Summary (briefly describe the context, content summary, highlights)
Current Situation (background, business needs; constraints)
System Objectives (functionalities)
Solution Description (approaches and alternatives)
Resources needed (people, training, equipment)
Cost estimates, anticipated benefits leading to economical feasibility
Technical and Operational (organizational) feasibilities
Schedule (major activities and timelines; use a GANTT chart)
Conclusion (risks, if any; additional notes)
Appendix (if any, providing additional supporting details)
Executive Summary (summary of report content and highlights)
Revised Cost (no need to examine the benefits)
Revised Schedule (for design, implementation – in some detail)
Process Description of the System (using context and DFDs)
Data Description of the System (using ERDs)
Conclusion (any identified risks, your plans on further work)
Appendices (needed only if you have any additional pertinent material)
Executive Summary (design report summary)
Revisions to Schedule (refine schedule for the remaining activities)
General System Design (system architecture, network model)
Physical DFDs and ERDs (for the four phases)
User Interface Designs (for both input and output)
Process Design (structure chart; apply design concepts)
Database Design (3rd normal form and optimization -using ERDs)
Test Plans (integration and system testing along with test cases)
Blueprint for Selected subsystems:
Executive Summary (what is being delivered; limitations if any)
Working Code / System (source /program listing)
Quality Assurance: Test cases, Test Data and Test Results
Systems Manual (analysis and design artifacts - compilation)
General Technical Writing Guidelines:
Include a title page and reference page.
Use APA style, one-inch margins, double spaced, use a “12” point font. (Arial or Times New Roman) Include appropriate references (citations where necessary).
Organize your paper and include material content in a clear, relevant, accurate, and concise manner. Use correct sentence structure and grammar.
Use appropriate vocabulary and terms associated with the subject matter.
Include correct interpretation of data and provide analysis and conclusions that are based on fact and/or research.
Submitting Your Assignment:
Your Final TEAM Project is due by the end of week 9 and your team leader (project manager) will post the finalized copy to the TEAM 1 Project, TEAM 2 Project, TEAM 3 Project, or TEAM 4 Project discussion thread respectively. This final project is worth 300 points and will be graded according to the Final TEAM Project Rubric