System Analysis and Design Assignment

System Analysis and Design Assignment

Qualification Unit number and title

 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Computing and Systems Unit 9: Systems Analysis and Design
Development

 

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Date issued Formative Date Completion date Submitted on
8/6/2016 15/6/2016 20/6/2016
Assignment title Performing essential activities and understanding basic concepts of system
analysis and design
Learning outcomes Assessment criteria for pass
On successful completion Task no. Evidence
of
The learner can:
this unit a learner will:
evaluate different systems lifecycle
LO1 1.1 models
Understand different 1
systems life 1.2   discuss the importance of following a
cycles procedural/staged lifecycle in a systems
investigation

 

discuss the components of a feasibility
LO2 2.1 report
Understand the importance of assess the impact of different feasibility 2
a 2.2 criteria on a
feasibility study systems investigation

 

undertake a systems investigation to meet
LO3 3.1 a business need
Be able to perform a system
investigation
3

Learner Declaration

I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

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In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

 

Grade Descriptor Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation
· Present value analysis To achiever M1 you must provide a
· Payback analysis
M1 use several CBA · Net present value documentation contains the comparison
· Net benefit analysis using more than two methods of
· Cash-flow analysis Performing Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA).
· Break-even analysis
· IBM template To achiever D1 you must provide a
documentation contains SRS using a
D1 use a professional · ANSI/IEEE Std. 830-1984 KSU
professional template of System
template of SRS
Requirements Specifications (SRS)

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Assignment title Performing essential activities and understanding basic concepts of system
analysis and design
Purpose of this assignment

The aim of this assignment is to assess learners’ knowledge and skills needed to understand the basics of systems analysis.
Scenario
‘ABC’ Library is one of the biggest library in UK. Currently it has about 300 members. A person who is
18 or above can become a member. There is a membership fee of £120 for a year. There is a form to be filled in which person fills personal details. These forms are kept in store for maintaining members’ records and knowing the membership period.
A member can be issued a maximum of three books. He/she has three cards to issue books. Against each card a member can issue one book from library. Whenever a member wishes to issue a book and there are spare cards, then the book is issued. Otherwise that request is not entertained. Each book is to be returned on the specified due date. If a member fails to return a book on the specified date, a fine of £2.00 per day after the due return date is charged. If in case a card gets lost then a duplicate card is issued. Accounts are maintained for the membership fees and money collected from the fines. There are two librarians for books return and issue transaction. Approximately 100 members come to library daily to issue and return books.
There are 5000 books available out of which 1000 books are for reference and can not be issued. Records for the books in the library are maintained. These records contain details about the publisher, author, subject, language, etc. There are suppliers that supply books to the library. Library maintains records of these suppliers.
Many reports are also produced. These reports are for details of the books available in the library, financial details, members’ details, and supplier’s details. Sometimes the library staff needs to know about the status of a book as to whether it is issued or not. Also management requires reports for books issued, books in the library, members, and accounts.
Currently all functions of the library are done manually. Even the records are maintained on papers. Now day by day members are increasing. Maintaining manual records is becoming difficult task. Management plans to expand the library, in terms of books, number of members and finally the revenue generated. It is observed that every month there are at least 50-100 requests for membership. For the last two months the library has not entertained requests for the new membership as it was difficult to manage the existing 250 members manually. With the expansion plans, the management of the library aims to increase its members at the rate of 75 per month. It also plans to increase the membership fees from 400 to 1000 for yearly and 500 for half year, in order to provide its members better services, which includes increase in number of books from 3 to 4.
Due to the problems faced by the library staff and its expansion plans, the management is planning to have a system that would first eradicate the needs of cards. A system to automate the functions of
record keeping and report generation. And which could help in executing the different searches in a faster manner. The system to handle the financial details.
The probation period is now over, and you have to prove yourself to your direct manager and to the human resources manager, you are expected to convince them to keep you.
Keep in mind that your work will be submitted to the HR Manager and your direct manager, maintaining fillings-free text is important.
Task 1 (AC-1.1,1.2)

  1. Evaluate different systems lifecycle models (about three models or more).
  2. Discuss the importance of a procedural/staged lifecycle in a systems investigation.

Task 2 (AC-2.1,2.1)

  1. Discuss the components of a feasibility report

[AC-2.1]

  1. Assess the impact of different feasibility criteria on system investigations of different types of organizations.
  2. From the above scenario, follow the steps given below:
  3. Identify a problem within the existing system that is amenable to information systems analysis techniques. If this is not possible, use your imagination to find a suitable problem.
  4. Scope the problem, i.e., choose how small or large a problem you will tackle during your feasibility study.
  5. Form interview questionnaires and interview key people involved in the problem. These may include your contacts, others with responsibilities related to the feasibility study.
  6. Study relevant documents. This may involve reading policy documents, memos, documentation on current systems and new objectives/needs.
  7. Define alternatives for conducting business and for automation. Define the criteria you will use to evaluate and choose among these alternatives. Your criteria should include cost/benefit analysis, where applicable.
  8. Conduct an assessment of unusual circumstances or special attention items. This may involve special requirements for particular users of the library.
  9. Conduct an evaluation of the alternatives and choose the one that looks most promising.
  10. Write a report that describes the objectives of your study, the problem you identified, the alternatives you explored, as well as your recommendations.
  11. Do a presentation in lab on your work. (PowerPoint presentation, 10 – 15 minutes per team) [AC-2.2]

Task 3 (AC-3.1)

  1. Perform a system investigation based on the given scenario. Discover, specify and document the requirements of the system. Apply and discuss the fact finding methods (e.g. document checking, observation, interview, survey, questionnaires, research, group work etc) that you have used for requirement elicitation and data collection. Give some examples of the questions you prepared for the interviews and questionnaires/surveys and some documents you checked for requirement analysis. Assemble the corresponding Business Rules.
Evidence Summary of evidence required by student Evidence
checklist presented
Task 1,2,3 Microsoft Word document
PDF
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

General Guidance About Assessment Evidence for all
Task

  • Prepare a Word document, the first page is the motivational letter, the second page is the Table of Content, and from page 3 forward write the self-evaluation report; use the 5 points from Task 1 as a reference for Paragraph Titles, DO NOT use the exact same phrases, write your own paragraph titles.
  • In the first page, right the text add your personal information: create a table (without any bprders) that has two columns and two rows, the merge the cells of the first row together and write (About Me) as a title for the table, in the second row, left cell, write (name, date of birth, phone number, email address “Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.”), and the right cell insert a picture of yourself.
  • The motivational letter and About Me must all fit in the first page.
  • Make sure you use correct paper size (A4), and make a professional document with nice fonts, and colours. Also, make sure you use Bullets and/or Numbering, and add a table about your sales (get data from Sheet 1 – Task 2) and apply good-looking style to the table.
  • A Header & Footer are expected, make sure you add them to your document with page number in the Footer (as Page X of X) and the centre’s contact information, in the header put the centre’s logo.