Systems Design Project Instructions
For your final assignment in this course, you will create a project using the requirements outlined below. You may use your own place of business (preferred) or an existing business that will allow you to perform these exercises. Answers such as “Yes” or “No” are not sufficient to respond to these questions.
Final Project Requirements
Create an entire SDLC process that will bring added value to a business. Use of the following is mandatory:
1. Planning Phase
a. Identify the project—what is it supposed to do?
b. Determine the methodology to be used; describe, in detail, why you chose this methodology
c. Define/determine business requirements and describe the techniques you will use to gather this information
2. Analysis Phase
a. Describe how this project will bring added value to the business. This should be in the form of an actual presentation outline, such as one would read while doing a Power Point presentation to the Board
i. Determine who the key players are
ii. Describe any known or possible issues that might arise as to why the project will not be approved
b. Along with the outline, prepare a Use Case diagram for the new system—ensure you consider staffing, budgets, training, maintenance, etc.
3. Design Phase
a. Determine the hardware and software requirements
i. Will the existing infrastructure support the project?
1. If not, describe in detail what will be needed.
ii. Is new hardware required?
iii. Is new software required?
1. If new software is required, how will it be obtained?
2. Is the existing database adequate?
b. Create the Project work plan, complete with (projected) timelines using a Gantt chart.
4. Implementation Phase
a. Describe how the system is to be implemented; Phased? Turn key? Mirrored? Parallel?
b. Describe why the implementation you chose is the best for this project.
Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.