Management Information Systems Program for Poughkeepsie Children's Home

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Report Plan: Management Information Systems Program for Poughkeepsie Children's Home Name Institution Professor's Name Course Date Contents 1.0 Introduction 2 1.1 Background of the Organization 2 1.2 Recommended Program 2 2.0 Problem Statement-Purpose of the Report 4 3.0 Resources to Support Project 5 3.1 Use-Case Diagrams 5 3.2 Information Technology tools: 9 4.0 Methods to Gather Information 11 5.0 Evaluation and Assessment of the System 12 References 14 Executive Summary Poughkeepsie Children's Home with 400 children and their families using the full board services, with 1,000 persons using the services transitionally. The home is currently expanding services to New Jersey and Rhode Island by 2015. This report plan identifies there is a need to improve the home's information and database management systems to cater for the increased demand. An assessment of the current is done by interviewing employees and managers to identify areas of need in information flow between the various levels of organizational structure. A use-case model of the departments, offices, managers, staff, and functions is created to map out the flow of information. These methods identify the home has a poor flow of information, poor recording, reporting, and management of information, no coordination of information management, and a lack of skills and knowledge in the use of technology among the staff. The key actors in the environment were identified through laying out the

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