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Specifications and metrics paper- Baderman Island

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WEEK FOUR

The objective in this week "Analyze the project from the seven steps of systems alignment" is referencing what Haag calls in Chapter 7 of the text "Infrastructure -ilities". These -Ilities are:
1. availability
2. accessibility
3. reliability
4. scalability
5. flexibility
6. performance
7. capacity planning
Week Four Assignment (INDIVIDUAL): Specifications and Metrics Paper
In a 1,050 -1,750-word paper:
Describe and evaluate the systems development life cycle and associated activities for each step regarding the enterprise technology initiative.
Recommend key measurements for the different phases of the systems development project plan.
Compare and contrast the risks of outsourcing vs. selfsourcing for Baderman Island and justify the selection for the enterprise initiative.
Define the prototyping process for the project.
Conclude with an analysis of the project from the seven steps of systems alignment.
Be sure to incorporate key concepts from your readings where they apply and to format the paper according to APA style.
The work you do on this paper will be used for putting together the week 6 assignment.

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In reference to your request, I ensured that my response covered the following items:

- Describe and evaluate the systems development life cycle and associated activities for each step regarding the enterprise technology initiative.

- Recommend key measurements for the different phases of the systems development project plan.

- Compare and contrast the risks of outsourcing vs. selfsourcing for Baderman Island and justify the selection for the enterprise initiative.

- Define the prototyping process for the project.

- Conclude with an analysis of the project from the seven steps of systems alignment.

I also addressed the "ilities", as referred to by the Haag text.

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Specifications and Metrics Paper for Baderman Island

Three separate initiatives have been suggested for Baderman Island to implement as elements of a long-term support system and enterprise system. A client/marketing lead management system, an online inventory system and web-based training modules are all an integral part of a plan that seeks to push the operations at the popular resort to its most profitable and efficient limits. But those same initiatives can not be introduced without proper planning, research and maintenance. This report will provide the description of a plan that will help Baderman Island execute these programs with precision and positive results, all through such tools as an analysis of the systems development life cycle, prototyping and incorporation of the seven steps of systems alignment.

Systems Development Life cycle and the Technology Initiative
Introduction of the three programs being suggested will require an examination of the systems development life cycle. Haag, Cummings, and McCubbrey (pg 6-7, 2005) separate the life cycle into seven separate sections: planning, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance. The first piece of the systems development life cycle (SDLC), planning, requires the analysis of the projected idea's impact on the business. Haag, Cummings, and McCubbrey (pg 12, 2005) point out that the planning phase of the SDLC "...focuses on either solving a problem or taking advantage of an opportunity." The next section of the SDLC is the analysis, which allows project managers to criticize the milestones established in the planning phase. In other words, the operations of each of the three projects must be judged on each project's accuracy, including the design, for long-term functionality.

The next phase, design, takes the analysis that was just completed and applies a more technical eye to the results. If others systems are needed, what will they be and how do they fit into the overall plan? Development, the next element in the SDLC, occurs when physical components are being built and used. The development stage is often when the IT department creates and tests prototype systems.

In the testing phase, project managers are dealing with double-checking work that has previously been completed by the specialists who have created, written or developed the software and databases being used. "Failing to test ...

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- Describe and evaluate the systems development life cycle and associated activities for each step regarding the enterprise technology initiative.

- Recommend key measurements for the different phases of the systems development project plan.

- Compare and contrast the risks of outsourcing vs. selfsourcing for Baderman Island and justify the selection for the enterprise initiative.

- Define the prototyping process for the project.

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