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The project under examination is the implementation of the computer system for Allied Warehouses in the customer’s new building. It includes the special development of a terminal for each of the nine remote depots of the customer and provides a stock and order system.

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Project Case Study1.Project in briefThe project under examination is the implementation of the computer system for AlliedWarehouses in the customers new building. It includes the special development of aterminal for each of the nine remote depots of the customer and provides a stock andorder system. The project involves several subcontractors. The main contractor is thecomputer manufacturer, Martin International. Private telephone lines to be provided bythe Post Office will link each depot terminal to the computer headquarters in London.A complete definition of the task has been agreed with the customer and detailedrequirement specification also agreed for the terminal. This will be a standard devicebought from a manufacturer in Germany, but fairly extensively modified by the maincontractor. The customer will start to use the system with the depot nearest to the newbuilding. Three other depots will be connected to the system three months aftersatisfactory tests and operation of the first. The remaining five depots will have theirterminal installed within the following six months.The new building will not only house the computer, but provide office accommodationfor the computer operators, programmers and planning staff. The computer will beultimately used for all management information service related tasks as well as the stockand order control work.2.ContractThe key points in the contract are certain dates and details of penalties, as follows:By

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