system would have a positive economic effect on the business such as lowering

System would have a positive economic effect on the

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system would have a positive economic effect on the business such as lowering costs or increasing profits. A system request is put in by the project sponsor which demonstrates how this system will create value to the business and to justify the need for this system to be developed. The system request as well as a feasibility analysis are then passed along to the approval team who decides whether or not the project should continue along in the development cycle. If the project is approved it proceeds to enter project management, which is the second main step in the planning phase. During project management, the project manager is tasked with creating a workplan, making sure that the project is adequately staffed. The project manager also makes sure to have techniques and the necessary resources in place to help the project team control and direct the project through the entire SDLC. The deliverables in the planning phase of the SDLC are the feasibility analysis and the project plan. Question 6: Describe the main activities in the analysis phase. What are the major deliverables for the analysis phase?
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The analysis phase determines who will use the system, what the system will do, as well as where and when it will be used. The phase consists of three major steps, the first being the development of an analysis strategy to guide the project team's efforts. Usually an analysis of the current system and its problems is done as well as ways design a new system. The next step is requirement gathering, which is done through interviews or questionnaires. The analysis of this information combined with input from the project sponsor and others leads to the development of a concept for a new system. This system concept is then used as a foundation to develop a set of business analysis models, which describes how the business will operate if the new system is developed. In the third step the analysis , system concept, and models are combined into a document called a system proposal. Finally, this proposal is presented to the project sponsor and other top decision makers such as members of the approval committee who will decide whether the project should continue to move forward in the development process. Question 7: Describe the Design Phase. What are the major deliverables? The design phase has four main steps. The first step is the development of a design strategy. This step often clarifies things such as determining whether the system will be developed by the company’s own internal programmers or if it will be outsourced to another firm. The second step involves the development of architecture design for the system. This determines the hardware, software, and network infrastructure to be used, Also the interface design specifies how the users will move through the system. In the third step the database and file specifications are developed. These define specifically which data will be stored and where. In the fourth and final step, the analyst team develops the program design, which defines the programs that need to be written and exactly what each program will do. The major deliverables of the design phase are
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