assignment consists of two (2) sections: a design document and a revised
project plan. You must submit both
sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label
each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for.
Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed
for the completion of this assignment.
of the main functions of any business is to transform data into information.
The use of relational databases and data warehousing has gained recognition as
a standard for organizations. A quality database design makes the flow of data
seamless. The database schema is the foundation of the relational database. The schema defines the tables, fields, relationships, views, indexes, and other elements.
The schema should be created by envisioning the business, processes, and
workflow of the company. Since your company is an innovative Internet-based
company, movement toward data warehousing seems to be one of the most viable
options to give your company a competitive advantage; however, these concepts
must be explained to the executive board in a manner to garner support.
Section 1: Design Document
- Write a six to
ten (6-10) page design document in which you:
the need for the use of relational databases and data warehousing. From a
management standpoint, it may be important to show the efficiencies that
can be gained for executive oversight.
a database schema that supports the company’s business and processes. Explain
and support the database schema with relevant arguments that support the rationale
for the structure. Note: The minimum requirement for the
schema should entail the tables, fields, relationships, views, and indexes.
and create database tables with appropriate field-naming conventions.
Then, identify primary keys and foreign keys, and explain how referential
integrity will be achieved. Normalize the database tables to third normal
and create an Entity-Relationship (E-R) Diagram relating the tables of the
database schema through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Visio or
an open source alternative such as Dia. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in
the required page length but must be included in the design document
appendix. Explain your rationale behind the design of the E-R Diagram.
and create a Data Flow Diagram (DFD) relating the tables of your database
schema through the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Visio or an open
source alternative such as Dia. Note:
The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page
length but must be included in the design document appendix. Explain the
rationale behind the design of your DFD.
the flow of data including both inputs and outputs for the use of a data
warehouse. The diagram should map data between source systems,
operational systems, data warehouses and specified data marts. Note: The graphically depicted
solution is not included in the required page length.
assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double
spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover
page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
- Include charts
or diagrams created in MS Visio or Dia as an appendix of the design
document. All references to these diagrams must be included in the body of
the design document.
Section 2: Revised Project Plan
Microsoft Project to:
- Update the project
plan (summary and detail) template, fromProject Deliverable 2: Business Requirements, with three to five (3-5) new project tasks each consisting
of five to ten (5-10) subtasks.
specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
the methods and best practices in implementing process change in IT
the role and methods of technology-induced process improvement in organizations.
technology and information resources to research issues in information systems.
Write clearly and concisely about leadership issues and strategic
insight of the Information systems domain using proper writing mechanics and
technical style conventions.