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  • chris kollie Other You must also note the implication of the cost/benefits of alternatives solution and state whether they are able/not to meet the desired objectives and recommend a course of action.
    2014-12-20 00:12:04

  • Stephen Diya Nigeria establishment costs in order to determine how best to proceed with the proposed information system.
    2014-12-19 20:12:34

  • Samuel Kofi Odoi Ghana The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model used in project management that describes the stages involved in an information system development project, from an initial feasibility study through maintenance of the completed application. Various SDLC methodologies have been developed to guide the processes involved, including the waterfall model (which was the original SDLC method); rapid application development (RAD); joint application development (JAD); the fountain model; the spiral model; build and fix; and synchronize-and-stabilize. Frequently, several models are combined into some sort of hybrid methodology. Documentation is crucial regardless of the type of model chosen or devised for any application, and is usually done in parallel with the development process. Some methods work better for specific types of projects, but in the final analysis, the most important factor for the success of a project may be how closely the particular plan was followed. In general, an SDLC methodology follows the following steps: The existing system is evaluated. Deficiencies are identified. This can be done by interviewing users of the system and consulting with support personnel. The new system requirements are defined. In particular, the deficiencies in the existing system must be addressed with specific proposals for improvement. The proposed system is designed. Plans are laid out concerning the physical construction, hardware, operating systems, programming, communications, and security issues. The new system is developed. The new components and programs must be obtained and installed. Users of the system must be trained in its use, and all aspects of performance must be tested. If necessary, adjustments must be made at this stage. The system is put into use. This can be done in various ways. The new system can phased in, according to application or location, and the old system gradually replaced. In some cases, it may be more cost-effective to shut down the old system and implement the new system all at once. Once the new system is up and running for a while, it should be exhaustively evaluated. Maintenance must be kept up rigorously at all times. Users of the system should be kept up-to-date concerning the latest modifications and procedures.
    2014-12-15 16:12:31

  • Tamilselvi S India Feasibility study is very critical for any project, by doing feasibility one can come to know about what are lacking in order to achieve the project. One has to take action on the same to get it solved as soon as possible to move ahead to other phase of the project
    2014-12-06 07:12:49

  • Yonas Hailu Ethiopia The feasibility study for one project success or failure is a crucial stage.In many ways, a Feasibility Study can be treated like a mini-project in its own right;its outcome being a decision on how the larger project should be managed. Sometimes a Project Proposal or Project Business Plan is developed to scope the feasibility activities if it is a major undertaking.
    2014-12-05 12:12:38

  • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia The feasibility study case study is excellent . A feasibility study is a report by an independent third-party that analyzes a business venture’s prospects for success. It impartially lays out the features of the business plan & critiques them, analyzing the strengths & weaknesses of the venture, & assessing its overall feasibility Making a feasibility study requires the consideration of the following points and steps: -To determine the goals and personality of the project owneer. -Market study- economic study. -Technical and executive study of the project. -Financial study of the project. -The final decision or results and recommendations related to the project.
    2014-12-01 07:12:33

    • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia 2.The study must be prepared by an independent , qualified consultant with a recognized expertise in the type of operation being analyzed. The analyst cannot be “in-house”, a firm with a proprietary interest in the project, a vendor, or any other party with a potential conflict of interest or vested interest in the outcome of the study.
      2014-12-01 07:12:27
  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya The feasibility study forms the echelon of the system development of any given project project for the smooth running and timeous completion of the project.
    2014-11-19 12:11:46

  • Crosby Govera Zimbabwe What is feasibility study
    2014-11-13 22:11:57

  • Crosby Govera Zimbabwe The feasibility study forms the echelon of the system development of any given project project for the smooth running and timeous completion of the project.
    2014-11-13 22:11:55

  • Ralph Webster South Africa Mira, his team and the board have been discussing the implementation of a new music portal and customer database. Now Mira needs to consider a Feasibility Study, resources and ongoing and establishment costs in order to determine how best to proceed with the proposed information system.
    2014-10-20 08:10:57

  • james mwangi Kenya nice one
    2014-10-19 07:10:26

  • George Fragos Greece A not clear budget extension is acceptable?
    2014-10-08 07:10:59

    • Adriana Cabral Jansen United States of America I think that will come in the designing phase, one can have an "average" number idea but that will come with further investigation during the designing phase.
      2014-11-12 23:11:20
  • Segedin Dragan United Arab Emirates This case study is OK, is very clear indeed ... but ... I can see here is request for budget extension without precisely stated numbers? As .. the project cost will increased for 25% as we will need additional 250 MDs and HW for 12 to 15 K with delivery of 4 weeks. HW delivery could be reviwed if can be part of our new OPEX plan for Q3, 2014 .. etc, etc.
    2014-09-28 10:09:26

  • Shewangizaw Zenebe Ethiopia Is the project convenient and pull in profit?
    2014-09-22 14:09:35

  • El Taher Nourain Mohammed Sudan What is the top and over all important objective of a feasibility study?
    2014-09-21 09:09:33

    • Adriana Cabral Jansen United States of America choose a course of action, however I feel at any phase there is investigation involved and new information is added to the project. I am sure in real life the feasibility question pops in all phases.
      2014-11-12 23:11:32
  • Abdullahi Nor Mohamed Somalia this case study are good?
    2014-09-17 21:09:25

  • ANNETTE ROBINSON United States of America I like this case study, very clear what about others?
    2014-09-09 12:09:09

  • ARIHO SIMPLISIO Uganda which database?
    2014-08-27 08:08:08

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan The source of all information that are needed to study the feasibility of the project.
      2014-08-27 13:08:19
  • Yasser Ezz El Din Egypt the skills required to manage the online music festival
    2014-08-10 05:08:01

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia operations management, planning and control of industrial processes to ensure that they move smoothly at the required level. Techniques of production management are employed in service as well as in manufacturing industries. It is a responsibility similar in level and scope to other specialties such as marketing or human resource and financial management. In manufacturing operations, production management includes responsibility for product and process design, planning and control issues involving capacity and quality, and organization and supervision of the workforce. The “five M's” Production management's responsibilities are summarized by the “five M's”: men, machines, methods, materials, and money. “Men” refers to the human element in operating systems. Since the vast majority of manufacturing personnel work in the physical production of goods, “people management” is one of the production manager's most important responsibilities. The production manager must also choose the machines and methods of the company, first selecting the equipment and technology to be used in the manufacture of the product or service and then planning and controlling the methods and procedures for their use. The flexibility of the production process and the ability of workers to adapt to equipment and schedules are important issues in this phase of production management. The production manager's responsibility for materials includes the management of flow processes—both physical (raw materials) and information (paperwork). The smoothness of resource movement and data flow is determined largely by the fundamental choices made in the design of the product and in the process to be used. The manager's concern for money is explained by the importance of financing and asset utilization to most manufacturing organizations. A manager who allows excessive inventories to build up or who achieves level production and steady operation by sacrificing good customer service and timely delivery runs the risk that overinvestment or high current costs will wipe out any temporary competitive advantage that might have been obtained. Planning and control Although the five M's capture the essence of the major tasks of production management, control summarizes its single most important issue. The production manager must plan and control the process of production so that it moves smoothly at the required level of output while meeting cost and quality objectives. Process control has two purposes: first, to ensure that operations are performed according to plan, and second, to continuously monitor and evaluate the production plan to see if modifications can be devised to better meet cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, or other objectives. For example, when demand for a product is high enough to justify continuous production, the production level might need to be adjusted from time to time to address fluctuating demand or changes in a company's market share. This is called the “production-smoothing” problem. When more than one product is involved, complex industrial engineering or operations research procedures are required to analyze the many factors that impinge on the problem. Inventory control is another important phase of production management. Inventories include raw materials, component parts, work in process, finished goods, packing and packaging materials, and general supplies. Although the effective use of financial resources is generally regarded as beyond the responsibility of production management, many manufacturing firms with large inventories (some accounting for more than 50 percent of total assets) usually hold production managers responsible for inventories. Successful inventory management, which involves the solution of the problem of which items to carry in inventory in various locations, is critical to a company's competitive success. Not carrying an item can result in delays in getting needed parts or supplies, but carrying every item at every location can tie up huge amounts of capital and result in an accumulation of obsolete, unusable stock. Managers generally rely on mathematical models and computer systems developed by industrial engineers and operations researchers to handle the problems of inventory control. To control labour costs, managers must first measure the amount and type of work required to produce a product and then specify well-designed, efficient methods for accomplishing the necessary manufacturing tasks. The concepts of work measurement and time study introduced by Taylor and the Gilbreths, as well as incentive systems to motivate and reward high levels of worker output, are important tools in this area of management. In new operations particularly, it is important to anticipate human resource requirements and to translate them into recruiting and training programs so that a nucleus of appropriately skilled operators is available as production machinery and equipment are installed. Specialized groups responsible for support activities (such as equipment maintenance, plant services and production scheduling, and control activities) also need to be hired, trained, and properly equipped. This type of careful personnel planning reduces the chance that expensive capital equipment will stand idle and that effort, time, and materials will be wasted during start-up and regular operations. The effective use and control of materials often involves investigations of the causes of s and waste; this, in turn, can lead to alternative materials and handling methods to improve the production process. The effective control of machinery and equipment depends on each machine's suitability to its specific task, the degree of its utilization, the extent to which it is kept in optimum running condition, and the degree to which it can be mechanically or electronically controlled.
    2014-07-26 09:07:31

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