Specifications and Metrics Paper for Baderman Island

1962 Words4 Pages

Three separate initiatives have been suggested for Baderman Island to implement as elements of a long-term support system and enterprise system. A client/marketing lead management system, an online inventory system and web-based training modules are all an integral part of a plan that seeks to push the operations at the popular resort to its most profitable and efficient limits. But those same initiatives cannot be introduced without proper planning, research and maintenance. This report will provide the description of a plan that will help Baderman Island execute these programs with precision and positive results, all through such tools as an analysis of the systems development life cycle, prototyping and incorporation of the seven steps of systems alignment. Systems Development Life cycle and the Technology Initiative Introduction of the three programs being suggested will require an examination of the systems development life cycle. Haag, Cummings, and McCubbrey (pg 6-7, 2005) separate the life cycle into seven separate sections: planning, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance. The first piece of the systems development life cycle (SDLC), planning, requires the analysis of the projected idea's impact on the business. Haag, Cummings, and McCubbrey (pg 12, 2005) point out that the planning phase of the SDLC "focuses on either solving a problem or taking advantage of an opportunity." The next section of the SDLC is the analysis, which allows project managers to criticize the milestones established in the planning phase. In other words, the operations of each of the three projects must be judged on each project's accuracy, including the design, for long-term functionality. The next phase,... ... middle of paper ... ...sting and the use of milestones (or even critical success factors) Baderman Island will be able to introduce the lead management program, online training module and web-based inventory system with few hiccups and immense success. Works Cited Grenci R. Framing Electronic Commerce within an Introductory Information Systems Course. Journal of Information Systems Education [serial online]. March 2005;16(1):43-54. Available from: Business Source Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed September 10, 2007. Haag, S., Cummings, M., McCubbrey, D.J. (2005) Management information systems (5th eds). The McGraw-Hill Companies. Retrieved September 8, 2007 from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/resource/resource.asp Sloan C. Out of Synch. Home Textiles Today [serial online]. March 28, 2005:39, 39. Available from: Business Source Complete, Ipswich, MA. Accessed September 9, 2007.

In this essay, the author

  • Proposes three initiatives for baderman island to implement as elements of a long-term support system and enterprise system.
  • Opines that resort it staff will need to apply this knowledge to baderman island with specific focus on how each piece will impact the resort.
Show More
Open Document