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  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: The Analysis Phase Topic: What should occur in the analysis of the system?
    2014-10-23 14:10:46

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana The purpose of the analysis phase of the system development life cycle is to document what the current system does, and highlight the strengths and deficiencies in it. In the analysis of the system, the following should occur: • identification and evaluation of sources of information • identification and description of the types of information needed to analyse the system • identification and description of the types of information needed to design the system • information flow and needs documented using system modeling tools • identification and description of problem areas in the current system, which are grouped and become the basis for the development of the new system.
      2014-10-27 07:10:55
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: Feasibility Study Question 3 Topic: If the system was developed, does the company have the ability to keep it operating at an acceptable level?
    2014-10-23 14:10:01

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Yes because Once it has been established that the organisation has the appropriate skills to develop the system, the feasibility study must determine if the company will be able to keep the system operating at a level which will enable it to meet the original goals. In order to do this, it must first be determined what the level of operation will need to be to meet the goals, and once this is determined, it can be established what resources will be needed to allow the system to run at this level. It will then be possible to evaluate if the organisation has the appropriate resources - including human, technical and physical. It might be possible for the organisation to be able to implement the system without the need for additional resources, however it is also quite likely that the organisation will need to provide additional resources for the system to be implemented. If the organisation needs to alter the nature of the resources it has available, it should be identified in the feasibility study.
      2014-10-27 07:10:24
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: Feasibility Study Question 2 Topic: Can the company actually produce it?
    2014-10-23 14:10:50

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Yes, and this encompasses the project managers, programmers, technical experts etc. that will be needed during the project. If the expertise is not currently available, allowances need to be made in the project for this - either by outsourcing aspects of the project or employing the appropriate personnel to ensure the company has the appropriate skills available to complete the project.
      2014-10-27 07:10:44
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: Feasibility Study Question 1 Topic: Can the system be created?
    2014-10-23 14:10:39

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Yes, because when a system is being developed specifically for an organisation, there will be no existing system on which to base comparisons on. It may be that what seems like a simple idea cannot be created for whatever reason. While this step does not look in exacting detail, it will look at what the system is required to do, and if this should be able to be achieved.
      2014-10-27 07:10:31
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: The System Development Life Cycle Overview Topic: List and explain the phases of SDLC
    2014-10-23 14:10:21

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana There are five phases of the SDLC. They are: • The planning phase • The analysis phase • The design phase • The implementation phase • The use/evaluation phase Phase 1: Investigation Once a project is defined, further research is needed in order to determine whether or not it is worthwhile pursuing. This phase: • Involves the initial commissioning of the project • Involves the identification of the initial aim and goals • Involves investigation into the possible ways the project could be completed • Is undertaken by top level management or strategic planners This phase would provide a project brief to the project team or project manager. Phase 2: Planning and Design This phase is important as it provides the foundation for the following phases. The aim of this step is to ensure that the objectives can and will be met within the set time and budgetary constraints. This phase involves: • Defining the exact purpose of the project and clearly defining the objectives to be achieved • Breaking the project into tasks or activities and defining the purpose of each • Estimating the shortest and longest possible time required for each activity • Identifying milestones and key time markers in the project that keep the project on schedule • Determining the sequence of activities and any constraints affecting the sequence. For example, some tasks must be completed before other ones can start, or particular resources might be required for the activity. This also includes: • Deciding which activities should be completed before others can commence • Identifying activities that can be done simultaneously or must be done at the same time • Assigning resources, people, materials and equipment to activities • Estimating the cost of resources • Drawing up a calendar of events Phase 3: Production During this phase the plan is put into operation. It ought to provide a completed project, ready to be 'handed over to' clients. Alternatively, it may end in a full implementation, i.e. at the end of an internal organisational project. This phase involves: • Providing the resources • Completing the activities • Monitoring, controlling and recording the progress of the project on the GANTT chart • Comparing the current progress to the planned schedule • Updating and refining the schedule as required • Monitoring resource use to ensure no budgetary blowout • Ensuring milestones and overall goals are met Phase 4: Evaluation and Monitoring The initial part of this phase is the transferal or hand over of the project. Of course this project may not always have a single product as the final result. Either way, the objectives of the project at this point should be met. Once the project is transferred to the client the project team is 'decommissioned', reassigned new tasks or placed into new project teams. Some members of the group may be utilised in observing the full implementation of the project or in supporting or monitoring its implementation. It is also at this point the management will assess the success of the project. This assessment is based on the elements of efficiency and effectiveness: • Quality: How well it has met the objectives? What is the final quality of the product? • Cost: Did the project stay within the budget specified and proposed use of resources? • Time: Did the project finish on or before the specified date? Was it the shortest possible time for the project? • Timeliness: Was the project completed in time for the information to be of use? • Accuracy: Are there any errors in the product? • Relevance: Does the project/product include only those elements required by the client? • Completeness: Does the client have everything they need in order to do their work and make their decisions?
      2014-10-27 07:10:13
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: Types of Documentation Topic: Outline and describe types of documentation
    2014-10-23 14:10:19

  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: Project Management Tools Topic: Explain the difference between the Gantt chart and the Pert diagram (network diagrams)
    2014-10-23 14:10:20

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana A GANTT chart displays tasks and costs along a horizontal time scale, much like a calendar. The time for each task is recorded, by indicating the start and finish dates.PERT diagrams or critical path networks use a graphical form to show relationships between activities and time frames. They differ from GANTT charts in that they are better at identifying the relationship between tasks rather than the progress of tasks over time.
      2014-10-27 06:10:20
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Module: Project management overview and definition Topic: What is it needed to be considered when planning a project?
    2014-10-23 14:10:27

    • Amantle Nyangane Botswana The following need to be considered when planning a project • Purpose and aim of the project • Resources available both human and material • Costing, human and time constraints • The tasks, procedures or activities required to complete the project
      2014-10-27 06:10:27
  • Amantle Nyangane Botswana Implementation Phase Case Study: In the implementation phase, GIAC Bikes installs the new customer information system and begins testing all of the system functionality. This testing includes checking that all security controls specified in the acquisition/development phase operated as designed. All integration points with other GIAC Bikes systems are tested. Users of the customer information system receive training on the new system. This training includes updated security awareness training. In the case of GIAC Bikes, the employees receive training about how to protect private customer information. In particular, they receive training on how to recognize and resist social engineering attacks. The GIAC Bikes risk assessment revealed that social engineering to get personal customer information is a major risk. After the GIAC Bikes customer information system undergoes a shakedown period and all system functionality (including security) is certified through testing and verification, GIAC Bikes senior management formally accepts (accredits) the system to go into production.
    2014-10-23 14:10:52

  • Mikaya Andu South Sudan At what stage does the implementation phase takes place
    2014-10-22 13:10:10

  • Mikaya Andu South Sudan though it had been challenging, iam trying hard to go through and obtain my paper
    2014-10-22 10:10:54

  • Gibril Kamara Sierra Leone it been difficult to reach the end
    2014-10-17 17:10:27

  • Abubaker Abas Ahmed Salem Yemen I'm not sure how this one is supposed to be completed.
    2014-10-14 00:10:51

  • Kern Jeremiah Trinidad and Tobago Sorry. What I meant to ask is: why isn't it showing up as completed after I've been through is so many times? I can Understand if I had questions to answer or a link but there's nothing.
    2014-10-09 20:10:18

  • Kern Jeremiah Trinidad and Tobago I'm not sure how this one is supposed to be completed.
    2014-10-09 20:10:54

  • George Fragos Greece is it completed now?
    2014-10-08 09:10:48

  • Jason Cox United States of America Well done, descriptive.
    2014-10-07 19:10:06

  • richard geli Ghana I have also gone the course successfully and passed all tests and my progress shows 100% but it still shows am not certified. I have completed 2 programes earlier this and have not had such problems, why this time? Is anyone hijacking your new system? Please do evaluation of your new system. Thank you.
    2014-10-03 11:10:36

  • Amos Akinwale United Kingdom Will users of the new system introduced need to be trained and how to plan to do this?
    2014-09-30 11:09:55

  • Segedin Dragan United Arab Emirates Any budget for party?
    2014-09-28 10:09:41

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