Evaluation Of A Database Developmental Methodology

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TASK 3 – Analysis of a database Developmental Methodology Analyses one of the following database developmental Methodology: Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM) A methodology can be defined as “a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/methodology, 09/11/14). In our case a methodology is a method of systems analysis and application design. One of the popular methods which is widely used in the United Kingdom, particularly by government bodies, is Structured Systems Analysis and Development Methodology (SSADM). There are six parts to SSADM; • The project initiation and feasibility study. • Investigation and Analysis. • Design. •…show more content…
• System scope: - Identifying what part of the projects considered developing or avoiding. • Problem and Requirement: - way of investigation using some key people for the project. • Constrains:-Key aspects of each project phase should be identified • Recommendation: - This section must identify a number of possible solution with enough information to allow managers make decision. • Investigation: - This stage is a means of gathering information for both current/existed and new system. Investigation has 4 basic methods. • Interview:- Typically, the analyst will start by interviewing managers and decision makers in order to: Get an overall picture of the issues, Gain understanding of the organisation structures, The people involved and any areas of sensitivity • Questionnaire: - is used to obtain information more quickly and cheaply from a larger selection of people. Questionnaires allow assessment of the general feeling/opinion • Observation:- Watching & working with the system in different departments to see varying use of it • Document analysis:-collecting all types of documents and reports to examine the current system. An analyst would normally not carry out only one technique and would choose the techniques appropriate to the situation. Once all information has been collected, it must be analyses to create a Requirement Specification which is the initial contract. It will signed by the software
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