Module F Mini Case 1 The Amberssen Specialty Company is a chain of twelve retail stores that sell a variety of imported gift items, gourmet chocolates, cheeses, and wines in the Toronto area. Amberssen has an IS staff of three people who have created a simple but effective information system of networked point-of-sale registers at the stores and a centralized accounting system at the company headquarters. Harry Hilman, the head of Amberssens IS group, has just received the following memo from Bill Amberssen, Sales Director (and son of Amberssen’s founder). Harry—it’s time Amberssen Specialty launched itself on the Internet. Many of our competitors are already there, selling to customers without the expense of a retail storefront, and we should be there too. I project that we could double or triple our annual revenues by selling our products on the Internet. I’d like to have this ready by Thanksgiving, in time for the prime holiday gift-shopping season. Bill. After pondering this memo for several days, Harry scheduled a meeting with Bill that he could clarify Bill’s vision of this venture. Using the standard content of a system request as your guide, prepare a list of questions that Harry needs to have answered about this project. Harry would need to prepare a bunch of questions regarding Bill’s project. These questions include: - Who will present themselves as the project sponsor(s)?
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- Fall '09
- Project Management, approval committee, tangible value, unreasonable deadlines