1MODULE 3 CASE STUDY - HOSTEL INFORMATION SYSTEM – Fact Gathering and Requirements Determination System analyst's diary: "I was called at 9 a.m. today (18 March 04) by the chief Warden of Raman Hostel, Prof.V.Ramakrishna. He wants to examine if computers can help in hostel administration. I made an appointment to meet him tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the hostel office. I told him I will need 40 minutes to get an overview of his requirements". I made the following checklist before meeting him. Checklist •Find out what aspects of hostel operation he wants to analyze and improve. •Find out why he wants this and what benefits he foresees. •Find out his priorities •Find out how early he wants the system. •Find out about the organization of the hostel administration. •Find out who else he wants me to talk to. •Find out if any documentation on existing procedures exists. I met Prof.V.Ramakrishna at 10 a.m. on 19 March 04 in his office in the hostel and asked his permission to take notes. The summary of my notes which I made and sent to him on 20 March 04 for his comments are: •The total mess expenses are divided among members. Policy is set by the Chief Warden in consultation with a student mess committee.
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