Assignment 1: Information Gathering Techniques

Assignment 1: Information Gathering Techniques

Create a report for your Manager on Information-Gathering Techniques.

Gathering information for a new system is important and sets the tone of the development cycle. If not done thoroughly, the project could be a failure before it begins.

You are the Project Manager of XYZ Enterprises. Your manager gives you the task of researching the different techniques used to gather information as the company is going to replace their Case Management System. He would like a report of all the different type of information gathering listed below.

For each technique, give reasons to use it and the best ways to accomplish using each gathering information method.

1. Interviewing users and stakeholders

2. Distributing and collecting questionnaires

3. Observing and documenting business procedures

4. Collecting active user comments and suggestions

5. Researching vendor solutions

Your report must also include:

· The use of at least 3 quality resources. NOTE: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

· Proper formatting, spelling, and grammar.

The assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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    Introduction Comment by Sharon Rose: The CEO challenge is for an internal employee provide recommendation of new IT system to remove or bring the Shadow IT projects under the IT department.Include how this assignment will communicate how your project proposal satisfied the CEO’s concern. Remember Shadow IT from the Week 1 Discussion. The Shadow IT has to either be adopted by the organization, or it has to be removed by the organization. Comment by James Manning:

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    Proposed Information System Comment by Sharon Rose: Identify the main functions of your proposed information system and why they are important to the business.To earn an ‘A’ in this section you must (From Grading Rubric):Proposed an original information system. Identified the main functions of the system. Explained the importance of each function to the business.Explained the stylistic choices for architecture of information system. Connected main functions of system to business needs and shadow IT.

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    Functions Important to Business Comment by James Manning: To earn an “A” in this section (From Grading Rubric):Explained how the main functions are being handled by the old information system. Described the problems of the old system. Justified why the new system can handle things better than the old system.Described why inefficiencies of maintenance in the old system persist. Provided options for keeping the system separate, integrating with old, or scaling up/down based on business needs.

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    Data Management Comment by Sharon Rose: Provide an overview of data management. Comment by James Manning:

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    Data Types Comment by James Manning: Describe the data types in the system. The 13 Types Of DataTo earn an “A” in this section (From Grading Rubric):Described the data types in the system.

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    Storage Methods Comment by James Manning: Describe the Storage Methods4 Data Storage Methods for BusinessesTo earn an “A” in this section (From Grading Rubric):Explained how the system would hold each data type. Explained the system storage and interaction with data.

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    Data Quality Comment by James Manning: Describe the Data QualityWhat is Data Quality?To earn an “A” in this section (From Grading Rubric):Proposed how data quality would be ensured.Considered the impacts of cost and maintenance on data quality.

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    Transition of System Functions Comment by Sharon Rose: Describe the System TransitionTo earn an “A” in this section (From Grading Rubric):Explain how the functions you mentioned are being handled by the old information systemThe problems that occurWhy your information system will handle things better.Described why inefficiencies of maintenance in the old system persist. Provided options for keeping the system separate, integrating with old, or scaling up/down based on business needs.

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    Evidence of Feasibility Comment by Sharon Rose: Offer evidence of feasibility: Show that similar information systems have been built successfully and that they save more money than they cost.What is Feasibility?To earn an “A” in this section (From Grading Rubric):Identified similar, successful information systems. Demonstrated cost savings comparison. Defended how the new system could operate similarly to successful systems.Explain what makes the information system identified similar to yours. Demonstrate how the new system outperforms similar systems.

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    References Comment by Sharon Rose: Reference Page Notes: Use a separate references page and double space. Note that throughout the paper and reference list, titles of non-periodicals and the names of journals, book titles, and volume are set in italics rather than being underlined. See APA Manual, pages 239-281 for examples of various references. In addition, please read pages 215-232 for basic reference guidelines. Remove References in example that you do not use.

    American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

    Cuddy, C.M. (2002). Demystifying APA style. Orthopaedic Nursing, 21(5), 35-42. Retrieved June 28, 2004, from EBSCOhost database.

    Daniels, C. (2004, July 28). 50 Best companies for minorities. Fortune, 149(13), 136-

    141. Retrieved October 19, 2004, from ProQuest database.

    Lawton. K. A., Cousineau, L., & Hillard, V.E. (2001). Plagiarism: Its nature and consequences. Retrieved June 28, 2004, from Duke University Guide to Library Research Web site: http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/plagarism.htm

    Proofreading for commas. (n.d.). Retrieved June 28, 2004, from Purdue University Online Writing Lab Web site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_commaproof.html

    Sterngold, A. (2004). Confronting plagiarism: How conventional teaching invites cyber-cheating. Change36(3), 16+. Retrieved June 28, 2004, from ProQuest database

    Strunk, W., Jr. (1999). Omit needless words. In The elements of style (chap. 3). Retrieved June 28, 2004, from http://www.bartleby.com/141/strunk5.html#13

    Venes, D. (2001). Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary (19th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.

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