Systems analysis is the second phase in the systems development life cycle. In the prior phase, systems planning, you prepared a feasibility study and proposed a broad solution to problems you identified. In the systems analysis phase you will develop a model of your proposed system. This phase applies modeling techniques such as requirements modeling, data and process modeling, and object modeling. The goal of this step is to build a solid foundation for the design phase of the project.
For this project, you will prepare a System Requirements document using MS Word. The document should include the following:
A business letter introducing the contents of this document and summarizing any changes made from the feasibility study
A description of the resources required for the project and how they will be utilized
A visual representation of the system including its constituent components (you should use a drawing program and embed the graphic into your document or use MS Word's drawing capabilities)
A discussion of the analysis performed and the conclusions reached
A summary of the system requirements for the project, including cost estimates
Develop a Systems Analysis
Create A System Design Document
System Design is a critical phase of the system life cycle. Poorly designed systems often do not achieve the intended goals. The proper design of inputs, outputs and interfaces play a key roll in system success. The goal of the design phase is to create an interface that is intuitive, logical, and easy to use while achieving the operational goals for the system.
For this project, you will submit a System Design document in MS Word that includes the following:
A title page
A business letter introducing the contents of the document
A visual representation of your system interface. You can prepare this using a drawing package and embed the graphic or MS Word's drawing features. Your interface should include the main screen of your solution and show the main features.
A summary of the proposed program operation
A summary of the implementation plan timeline.