There are several techniques used in the documentation process. As a system analyst I would propose to the members of this group a straightforward standardized approach. A reasonable suggestion for this project would be to use the Procedure Manual technique for documenting this system. The Procedure Manuals will provide instructions on how to operate and understand how the system works. These manuals are also used as a guide that can be updated at different intervals for future users. Procedure Manuals are also made available to users via the Web. This new approach has made it convenient for users to seek support in a much faster way by offering a FAQ page, and online chat (Kendall & Kendall, 2011). In
Another factor to ensure success is to train the IT personnel on the system’s applications and processes. How well the IT personnel understand the systems is extremely relevant to the success of system implementation. The involvement of IT personnel, who have knowledge regarding the application requirements, increases the ability of the team to correctly and quickly specify the requirements. Experienced IT personnel on a team help ensure others understand terminology and have more of an understanding of the stakeholders needs (Havelka and Lee, April 25, 2002).
Another way of successfully gathering information is by building a prototype or model of the system, so that users can test or get an idea of what the finished product will be like. With this they can determine issues, problems, or inconsistency with the system. Another important part of gathering information is organizing it so that it can be understood and put to proper use. I propose categorizing the requirements into functional requirements, operational requirements, technical requirements, and transitional requirements. The functional requirements define how the user thinks the system is functioning overall, the operational requirements define what background processes need to be executed in order for the system to work optimally over a period of time, the technical requirements define what technical issues that must be addressed in order to successfully implement the system, and the transitional requirements define the processes or steps needed to implement the system smoothly and successfully. ("Mind Tools", 2012).
Once an employee begins employment with a company he or she must first go through completion of the internship program. During the program the employee has a very important briefing that he or she completed on time, and then presented to the CEO of the company. The guidelines required to complete the briefing assignment consist of the explaining in detail the selection process, and how it was affected by the goals of the organization and stakeholders. The briefing will explain the process needed for selecting and acquiring an information system and how the goals of an organization can drive the selection of the system. The briefing will identify
A change control process for information technology systems is important to ensure that the continuity of the business is maintained, and that no data is lost due to changes to the system. There is always the possibility that a change to an information technology system may have unforeseen or undesired results. It is of the utmost importance to have a pre-defined process for a non-destructive rollback of any upgrades or changes. Having a mechanism for approval and notification to effected users of system changes can help avoid confusion, mistrust, and loss
Provide integrated systems analysis and recommend appropriate hardware, software, and communication links required to support IT goals and strategies within the domain.
Cost-plus pricing lead to a complicated pricing structures, since distributors and customers negotiated separate product prices from manufacturers, introduced incentives, let prices vary from customer to customer, covered some products by contract and some don’t etc.
The strengths of the new information system include increased accuracy, efficiency, and decision making. While the new system still requires a human component for aspects of data entry, a great deal of other tasks are now automated. Once data regarding transactions is entered, the new system automatically posts to the v accounts. This expedites the workflow
This paper describes a project suitable for use in an upper division course requiring the completion of analysis, design and implementation of a software system. It is especially useful for illustrating multiple cycles through the development process, as well as for integrating key concepts from a number of fundamental knowledge clusters in a typical undergraduate IS program of study. These knowledge clusters include database management, project management, programming principles, and system analysis and design. In the pilot class, students employed use case analysis as well as standard object-oriented techniques such as class diagrams and sequence diagrams. Students followed a modified version of the Team Software
The strategy for setting a product’s price often has to be changed when the product is part of a product mix. In this case, the firm looks for a set of prices that maximizes its profits on the total product mix. Pricing is difficult because the various products have related demand and costs and face different degrees of competition.