HI6006 Competitive Strategy Editing Service
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The database information system assignment help scope of this project is to simplify the operations in Millennium Furniture Company to handle the employee salary system, purchases and orders effectively. The project is also planned with intention that it will solve the extra efforts on business management with traditional approaches. It will bring the business into new dimensions of information management where the workplace will be productive and responsive with quick access to resources (Kerzner, 2013). The main scope of project is to facilitate the company with easy management of business operations and to empower the decision making in workplace with correct analytical results of business activities.
In order to achieve the fully working system for company, it is required to analyse the requirements of company which may be functional and non-functional in nature. Functional requirements are those have contribution in delivery of projects and have link with the services demanded in project by company. Non-functional requirements are supplementary and have support for primary functioning of project in workplace.
The project needs to collect the requirements from company workplace to determine the exact need of system to cover the issues in operations. For instance, company is facing problems to manage the orders those are incomplete due to incomplete payments. Also the requirement of new system is being in practices due to difficulties to search the loyal customers from years, actual requirements in an order, cost estimation etc. All this requirements needs to collect the requirements of company for operations with proper analysis of business structure and processing. The company also need to clarify the requirements with pay system, working hours, order placing, minimum deposit and material requirements for specific products. Addition to it, information related to technology for new system need to be analysed to use in company (Chung.et.al.2012).
The functional requirement also need to determine with the data storage, technology to implement and functions to cover in system so that a robust system can be designed to meet the goal of company to simplify the workplace load and effort. Functional requirements also summarize the requirements of company for isolated or network system according to their workplace processing.
Functional requirements are required at developer side to design the project but non-functional requirements also need to be defined clearly to get the project complete within constraints of company. For that, financial and technical supports from company must need to be analysed as non- functional requirements. Company also need to clarify the skills of employees and future investment on product as well as on employees to work well with project. Addition to it, future requirements of company must need to be analysed. Also the additional services like printing and server can be installed with project to make the work easy and effective within time. Project also offers the features those can direct the users towards the use of capabilities of project. Company can provide the minimum functionality and cost for the project to accomplish it economically (Ameller.et.al.2012). Company can provide information about the time in which project is expected, the business constraints like cost and user skills and requirements of network and security with project.
The entire project can be modularized into few numbers of related modules so that project can be managed and tested well with requirements of company. Project is planned to be finished in 4 weeks where every week has number of task to complete. In initial week, it is required to study the feasibility of company in term of financial and technical supports in development of project. It also includes the study of company for the workplace conditions in which project need to implement. The project team also analyse the all possible number of solution in which company can fulfil the requirements in cost effective manner. User skills and working manner is also considered in feasibility study to safe guard the system. Later the requirements of company will be listed and updated with time to meet all the goals properly in project design (Burke, 2013). For that, users and governing bodies can be interviewed and consulted for features and expectation in new project.
Entire project team can be divided into modules to handle the responsibility of each job assigned to them. This may require the analysis of project team for the skills and capabilities. The employees also can be involved in project design if they are skills to handle some task. Prototype can be designed to meet the requirements of company and it will help to suggest new ideas from non IT staff in workplace. Every module can be tested separately and combine to validate the functionality and features in final version. Methods and techniques can be documented for future updates in project (Meredith and Mantel, 2011). Addition to it, the project will be audit for erroneous data insertion and security in testing and will be mark for future implementations in project. Although week and planning can be grouped to parallelize two operations in project design which will reduce the total time on project completion.
The projects which will be back end by database for company need to estimate the cost of completion. Proper analyse of cost and benefit is required to determine the effectiveness and acceptance of project in workplace. It has been clear that company has limited number of systems and users are also not aware to work with electronic systems to regulate the business. Al though the work needs to be handled at centralised location in company so that it can be secure for unauthorised access and damage. For the calculation of cost, following factors can be determined exactly.Estimation of cost and benefits
The summation of all the cost distributed with multiple requirements may give an idea to company for the total cost of project. Cost estimation helps company to determine the capabilities to manage and run with project. This is also required to avoid the future confliction in payment system and loyalty with company. Cost estimation gives an idea to company to arrange the resources and to modify the structure for more revenue.
However, the cost will not be larger for company to manage the work in productive manner. The traditional approach of company to process bills and invoices, generation of orders and payment system looks cost effective but it was time consuming and company had hidden investments of capital and efforts in it. With the cost effective project, company will have following advantages:
The project is expected to deliver on time with required features and functions but the following risks are appearing as barrier for project completion.
The project can be divided into manageable tasks so that team members and their skills can be used properly. Work break down structure also helps to test the functionality and features so that every task can be updated separately to save the time and cost. Also the parallel processing of task helps to deliver the project within time with required quality. The entire work breakdown structure is shown below which indicate that project is divided into four modules which are also further divided according to the skills of team members. This is top down structure to break down a work in which project is formed from bottom to top approach for integral form (Straub.et.al.2013).
Work break down approach helps to assign the job to specific team members those will be solely responsible for their work. Also work can be managed more effectively. For instance, when project is under design, prototype can be designed according to requirements of users to make it include in project development later. In this manner, overall productively and performance increases in workplace. Entire team can be divided according to modules of project and time line can be specified to deliver the output to next team group. For instance, requirement gathering team can complete the work for enough requirements to initiate the project and then handle the requirement gathering and design task with another team.
Project Tasks are:
Design and development
Critical path for the project is:
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