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You are a manager with responsibility for selection, development and implementation of a new information system for your organization (real or imaginary, but designate as one or the other). It can be a function, network or enterprise system. Explain the components involved and the process you would follow, from start to finish, including preparing employees for the change. Your answer should be approximately 1,000 words (either straight text or in outline form) and should reference your course materials, including textbook, assignments, discussions and key terms.

Text: Reynolds, George W. (2000). Information Technology for Managers. Boston, MA: Cengage

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For the purpose of this assignment, we will chose development of a Enterprise resource planning system for the organization.

The first step in the development of the system is the project planning stage, wherein the needs of the end users is ascertained or problem statement is identified and the basic project structure is being finalized after evaluating feasibility and risks associated with the project. In this stage, the project manager gathers opinions, feedback, needs and problems of organizational employees and based on employee's needs, develops list of goals and objectives for the project.
It is essential for the project manager to involve end users or the employees in the process as they will be the one using the system and thus, their participation and opinion is extremely important in terms of determining the components of the system.

Once the goals and project structure is finalized, the next step is to translate those goals into high level requirements of the system to be developed. In other words, the goals are translated into technical requirements or components to be developed in the software system. The requirements define the major functions of the proposed system, outputs, reports, areas to be covered, etc.

Once this stage is also ...

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You are a manager with responsibility for selection, development and implementation of a new information system for your organization (real or imaginary, but designate as one or the other). It can be a function, network or enterprise system. Explain the components involved and the process you would follow, from start to finish, including preparing employees for the change. Your answer should be approximately 1,000 words (either straight text or in outline form) and should reference your course materials, including textbook, assignments, discussions and key terms.

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