Part I – Business Case Study Review and Project Overview
Review the following Business Case Study:
Green, G. C. (2005). Greta’s Gym: A Teaching Case for Term-Long Database Projects. Journal Of Information Systems Education, 16(4), 387-390.
Systems Development Life Cycle
The systems development life cycle is a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying an information system, such as a database system. The image below shows the life cycle.
Requirements Analysis: During this phase, functional requirements are gathered and the systems inputs, processes, outputs, and interfaces are defined. During this phase, you must define functional and system requirements of the business process(es), as well as user requirements.
- Design: As the system is designed, it must satisfy the requirements gathered during the previous phase. This is when you begin writing and tweaking your code and building your database to satisfy the client’s requirements.
- Implementation: The actual deployment of the new system is the focus of this stage. This is when your new system is deployed, meaning that the database is functional, contains client data, and has a working web interface.
- Testing: During this phase, all pieces come together including the database, data, and web interface. During this phase, you would use a test environment to check for errors and bugs.
- Maintenance: During this phase, you conduct an analysis to ensure the system is well documented. You also establish a process so that the client may communicate bugs, errors, or areas in need of improvement.
This assignment focuses on the analysis and design phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
After reviewing the case study, create a project overview, which includes your requirement analysis.
Items to be included with your submission
Your submission should contain a Microsoft Word document of at least 2-3 pages, (this does not include the cover page, table of contents, and references), you must include ALL items below for your project overview, with headers or page breaks separating each item.
Your submission should include the following:
- Microsoft Word document that is at least 2-3 pages long
- Title Page containing the project title, your name, and date of the assignment. Resource: Quick Guide on Formatting http://www.apastyle.org/learn/quick-guide-on-formatting.aspx#Title%20page
- Table of Contents: For questions on how to create a table of contents in Microsoft Word, please refer to Rasmussen Library resources or review the Microsoft Tutorial.
- Functional Requirements
- Database System Description
- Flowcharts or graphics illustrating the current and future processes
- References Page – Include references and links to your research sources. Use APA documentation style consistently to cite any sources in your research. Resources: Quick Guide on References
Project Overview Document
Your document should include:
- A brief description of each specific deliverable you are providing at this stage of the project must be included. This assignment involves gathering functional requirements and providing a brief description of the database system you will build for this case study.
- Provide a clear and brief description of the database system you will build for this case study. Coordinate your thoughts to synthesize and provide context sustaining database concepts discussed throughout the course. While drafting the description of your system, examine and compare information and best practices from various sources in order to evaluate and share how this will apply to your case study.
- Here you should utilize audience-specific and influential tone and demonstrate your professionalism and ability to understand and analyze Greta’s Gym and team processes. Demonstrate your ability to make sophisticated use of information including the case study document, text materials, and other resources. Evaluate and explore information technology ethics where applicable, such as privacy, ownership, control, accuracy, and security, and measure the impact on stakeholders.
- Flowcharts or graphics that illustrate the client’s current and future processes must be included.
- Using specialized program resources and advanced formatting features such as flowcharts or graphics, produce professional documentation illustrating the client’s current and future processes. Greta’s Gym Team are not a group of knowledgeable IS or IT professionals, so you must explain technical jargon in clear, understandable terms and use short, declarative sentences. Here you should demonstrate your ability to synthesize and evaluate existing processes, while employing your knowledge, application, and analytical skills.