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Information Systems Life Cycle-Time Coding

Apply the Information Systems Life Cycle to a business converting from a manual time coding process to an electronic system for time coding.

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Implementing technology in response to inefficiency is a common problem among small businesses. The information systems life cycle allows the project sponsor to evaluate the feasibility of a technical solution. Let's how we can use this model for our photography printing business:

1. Use Waterfall Model
I would recommend using this method over the sequential model. This method involves user testing. Unlike the sequential model where the stages of implementing computerized entry systems leaves out the actual users, the Waterfall Model involves the user in the testing. It may involve developers having to rethink the strategy and user signoff is required at key milestones. The advantage is that users will have direct input into the development of the system, which is critical in the overall acceptability of the new system.
2. Determine what prompting the Need for New System is
Occurrences such as inaccurate hours, unethical behavior from employees and lost cards have played a major role in prompting the need for an electronic system. User interaction with any process always increases the chances of ...

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Information Systems Life Cycle divided into nine steps that can be applied to a large or small scaled conversion project.