PIZZA PALACE SDLC2Table of ContentsAbstract3Phase 1A: Planning4Phase 1B: Investigation5Phase 1C: Management7Phase 2: Systems Analysis9Phases 3: Design13Phase 4: Implementation14Phase 5: Maintenance17References24
PIZZA PALACE SDLC3AbstractThis analysis outlines the various phases of the SDLC Methodology (Planning, Systems Analysis, Design, Implementation, and Maintenance) in regard to Pizza Palace. All avenues are thoroughly analyzed and proposed in a neat, easy to follow format for the executives interested in following through with the project.
PIZZA PALACE SDLC4Phase 1A: PlanningThe planning phase of the SDLC identifies the problems in an organization and determines solutions. This phase includes calculating the resources, time, and costs that will be needed to put the solutions in motion. In the case of Pizza Palace, what the business needs is ways to track sales as well as customer information. In the new system, Pizza Palace wants to be able to view a daily sales report at the end of each day. Of customer information, the business would like to have the customer’s name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and optionally an email address. Regular customers will have their addresses logged in to the system to be brought up when their phone number is provided. This information can be stored in databases for each request. Sales reports and customer information will each have their own databases stored on the same server. It is not known whether Pizza Palace has their own server, but one is needed to store the databases. To input this information, the business will need devices, such as a computer for managers or a cash register for the lower employees, that can be used to log the information into the databases for each respective tracking task. Once employees input the order information into the register and the transaction is complete, that order total is saved into its database to be reviewed later on a computer to be accessed by a manager. A software compatible with the hardware will be used to install the program and drivers. After reviewing the needs and resources, the feasibility of the project must be assessed. A cost-benefit analysis must be conducted to determine if the benefits of a project outweigh the costs as compared to other projects for the same needs. One type of benefit to be measured is the tangiblebenefits referring “to items that can be measured in dollars and with certainty” (Valacich & George, 2017, p. 115, para. 4). Another is intangible benefits, which cannot be measured in dollars or with certainty. There are also tangible and intangible costs, measured in the same way
PIZZA PALACE SDLC5as the benefits. The technical feasibility must also be evaluated, or “the organization’s ability to construct the proposed system” (Valacich & George, 2017, p. 123, para. 3). There’s also the