After a system has been built and tested, it is ready for installation. This is often a complex, difficult process that involves a certain amount of risk. Quite often, there are conflicting constraints, including costs, customer and employee relations, and logistic complexity. Phasing in a new system while phasing out the old system can be done in a variety of ways, each of which represents trade-offs between cost, complexity, and risk. Choosing the correct approach is crucial for successful installation.
To prepare for this project, review the "On the Spot Courier Services" case study at the end of Chapter 14. In addition, review the Chapter 7, 9, 10, and 11 entries for this case study.
By Day 4
Individually, complete the following task:
Post to the group discussion board a test plan and conversion/deployment plan as discussed in questions 1.a and 2.a in the case study at the end of Chapter 14.