Mobile technologies represent a significant part of
today's software market. Their pervasive nature enables experienced, as
well as inexperienced, users to interact with them for accomplishing a
particular task. In addition, the diffusion of the computing systems on
which they run, such as smartphones or tablets, coupled with an
intertwined retail method (application stores present on all devices),
allows for a capillary distribution of such applications.
For this project, assume you are a
programmer analyst. You are required to identify an organization, and
then utilize the knowledge acquired in the course to simulate the
creation of a mobile application that your company will be able to sell
to the organization. Based on the description of the organization (you
may get this from their website or directly from the personnel), you
should identify a possible application that may be of interest to them.
The application should contain different features, including data-driven
material that should be available within the application itself,
without having to rely on external data sources.
For example, you select a large sports goods
company and decide to create a customer-guidance application for the
company. The application should offer an interface where customers could
type in what they are looking for to be guided through the store
leading them to the right department or section. The application should
also enable the customers to watch video demonstrations of the products
available in the store, after they scan the product barcode by using a
camera. Moreover, the application should be able to suggest places in
the store vicinity where customers may try certain items; for example,
the application may guide the customers to archery ranges if they are
interested in bows and arrows. Perhaps, you could add a feature that
suggests apparel to the customers based on their lifestyle and something
they can easily purchase through the device, without needing to go to
This project will be divided in two
sections. During this course, you will be required to perform the
planning and analysis phases, and then you will continue working on the
same project in the next course, Applied Systems Analysis II
that belongs to this sequence. In the second part, you will complete
the design and implementation phases. Although you are not required to
create a full application by the end of the two-course sequence, you are
welcome to do so. This project does not require you to initiate
communications with the target company for the sale of the application
you wish to develop.
You can use the examples in your book to
draft the required documentation. In addition, your instructor will
discuss tools, templates, and examples that you may utilize to create
the documents. Typically, Microsoft Word will allow you to create most
(if not all) of the material to be turned in for this project. You may
utilize specialized graphics software to create any images or diagrams
to accompany your documentation. You could use Microsoft PowerPoint or
Visio for creating these diagrams. You should assume that the project
could be handled in-house, therefore, no outsourcing should be
considered through the project.
This week, complete the following tasks in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document:
- Provide an in-depth description of the company.
- Provide a list of all the potential stakeholders of this project. Justify your selection of stakeholders.
- Provide a complete statement of work.
- Provide a feasibility study on the following:
- Economic feasibility
- Organizational feasibility
- Technical feasibility
Support your responses with appropriate research and examples.
Cite any sources in APA format.
|Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
|Provided an in-depth description of the company.
|Prepared a detailed list of all the potential stakeholders of this project. Also, justified your selections.
|Completed the statement of work.
|Completed the feasibility study.
|Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.