An analytical report to discuss the HEG Infoway project, its implementation and the reasons for its failure.
An analytical report to discuss the HEG Infoway project, its implementation and the reasons for its failure. By Vikramjit Sharma Submitted as a comprehensive work term report for: Management Information System Academic Year 2002/2003, Semester 1 Faculty of Management The Anglia Polytechnic University TABLE OF CONTENTS .0 Introduction 3 2.0 About HEG 4 2.1 Need for project 4 2.2 Software development company 4 3.0 Project Details 5 3.1 Scope of the project 5 3.2 System requirement and technologies 5 3.3 Kick off meeting and initial settlements 5 4.0 BIL - Started working on project 6 5.0 Quality Management system -- at BIL 6 5.1 Cost of quality 8 6.0 Literature review 9 6.1 The cost, feature, product spiral 9 6.2 System failure 11 6.3 Measuring system success 11 6.4 Causes of information success and failure 12 6.5 Causes of implementation success and failure 14 6.6 Project failure - Root causes 16 7.0 HEG Project 17 7.1 Reasons for the failure of HEG Project 18 8.0 Conclusion 20 9.0 Recommendation 21 0.0 Bibliography and references 22 Appendix A - Scope of project 23 Appendix B -- Software development life cycle, Waterfall model 26 .0 Introduction The aim of this report is to discuss the project HEG Infoway.
Analysis . Statement of Problem Mastercare is a section of the company 'Dixons' and this division is used to repair electrical goods ranging from Televisions and DVD players to Hi-Fi systems and Computers. There is a main office of staff for Mastercare that assign jobs to the service engineers and they will visit the house of the customer and either fix the appliance there and then, arrange for it to be picked up and be delivered to the workshop or deliver it themselves. Each employee has to record details of each job during the day such as the time taken to repair the product and any items of stock that were required in doing so. This information is produced and at the end of each week sent back to the office staff. The employee that I will be working with is Steven Taylor who has been working with Mastercare for many years and is experienced to provide me with the information I need to build the company a new system. The old computerised system was only available in the office, so the engineers had to travel into the office to make out their reports. The company thought that it would be more efficient if the engineers had their own copy of a program so that they didn't have to travel into the office to produce their reports. This would money because the extra travel fuel would not be needed and it would also save time. A new system is required that must be able to store
Contents . Introduction 2 Organisation Background 3 how and why your group was set up 3 2. Aims & objectives 5 Comet organisation aims & objectives 5 4.How does ICT HELP the Comet organisation to achieve their aims and objectives? 6 5. Comet Organisation 7 Data handling Needs 7 6.Price 8 8.The Samsung High Resolution CCTV Camera 600TVL Varifocal 11 The SCO-2120R 11 9. 1 previous systems 12 9.3 Current report system CCTV Samsung 14 What it does? 14 Who is in control 15 What are the effects for the company and for the people from this particle system? 16 Give examples of the new system 16 EVALUATING MY PERFORMANCE 17 STRENGTHS 18 IMPROVEMENT 19 . Introduction I am going to be writing a report for my client. Miss baker the manger1 of Comet Company2, and I will be presenting the use of ICT3 organization. I was told by Miss baker to create a report for her company because Miss baker has decided to have a second manager who would be a lower level then her so he would be in charge for future changes when she is not in the company, and she wants a report to check whether there been any changes into the ICT organization and if there any other changes that's needs to be done, Miss baker wants new accessorise for the particular organization and therefore she will benefit from this report. This report will cover the needs of the Organisation. If I'm going to
Assignment 2- Task 5 - P4-describe and illustrate the role of the various components, which make up a LAN. LAN Components LAN consists of a server computer and several network station computers. Each computer must have a network card, which is normally called an NIC (network interface card), and there must be some way of interconnecting the computers. There are 3 different types of components that get together to make up Each node or computer in the LAN has its own computing power but it can also access other devices on the LAN subject to the permissions it has been allowed. These could include data, processing power, and the ability to communicate or chat with other users in the network. The components are as follow: . Workstations Workstations http://homepages.uel.ac.uk/u0311625/star.html A Server is a computer that provides LAN services to all the workstation computers. There is not essentially any thing special about the hardware of a server computer; the services it provides to the LAN are software based. In a PC, Network Interface Card (NIC) is an extended card that slots into the motherboard. A network interface card is designed to work with a particular type of network and media. The most common type today is the Ethernet NIC, fitted with RJ45 socket for use with UTP cables. Fast Ethernet NICs can often work at either 10Mbps or 100Mbps and automatically select
DESIGN (Bi) Design specification: The different aspects of the design stated below will be covered in the following pages to come: * Screen layouts * Processing * Queries * Error messages and dialog boxes * File and data structure SCREEN LAYOUTS The layouts of all the screens included in the system are illustrated below. Font size: The font size and text colour specified below will be the same for every screen to maintain consistency. Font size Font colour Font style Justification Headings 28pt Black, bold Times New Roman 28pt and bold- to capture users attention. Subheadings 8pt Black, bold Times New Roman 8pt and bold- big enough to be easily read by the user. Other text used 8pt Black, normal MS Sans Serif MS Sans Serif- to differentiate data held in the database from headings and subheadings used on the screens. Colour scheme for background: Different colour schemes will be given to each section as stated in the requirements specification to make each section easily recognisable. Section Background colour Main menu Tan Members Purple Data Items Light Yellow Reports menu Light Green Positioning of logo: I have made a logo to be positioned at the top right of every screen that will be displayed on the system. This logo was designed using Publisher. The logo design is shown below MAIN MENUE The screen above shows how the main
The problem that I have chosen to pursue is the Mail-order Company that sells 6 different products. A computerised system has to be designed to record orders, create invoices and letters for overdue payments.
I.T Coursework Write-up Choice of Problem The problem that I have chosen to pursue is the Mail-order Company that sells 6 different products. A computerised system has to be designed to record orders, create invoices and letters for overdue payments. From the database, regular reports will have to be produced for management purposes. My problem will involve me handling a database about the customers and information about them. The database will indicate whether any customer's payments are overdue. Searching and sorting will be such tasks that I will perform in the database, which will fulfil the handling information element. I will fulfil the communicating information element through my reports, like the invoices, the order form, and the letters through mail merge. Also reports for the manager will be made, for example the number of people who bought a certain product. My solution came from a number of possible solutions. An example is that I had to choose the software and the hardware for the computer system, in the most economical way in the highest quality. My database also required me to choose fields, fill them in and design reports for the manager, in which I had choose the layout. A catalogue of products also had to be made (which will have the order form on), as well as the invoices and letters, requiring me to design them. The information also had to be
HND COMPUTING Department of ICT Module: Project Management Assignment Title: Custom Load Trucking Submitted by: Josh Gardner For the attention of: Satnam Lall Date submitted: 25th January 2008 Acknowledgements Abstract/Summary Table of Contents List of figures / tables / diagrams Chapter 1 Introduction .1 Introduction to the assignment .2 Procedures 1.2.1 How you are going to structure the project 1.2.2 What you are going to do 1.2.3 How you are going to do it Chapter 2 Project Proposal 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Problem 2.3 Summary 2.4 Details 2.4.1 Hardware and Software 2.4.2 Use of Product 2.4.3 Resources 2.4.4 Costs 2.4.5 Implementation 2.4.6 Deliverables 2.4.7 Timeline 2.4.8 Conclusions Chapter 3 Definition of Scope 3.0.1 Purpose of the Project 3.0.2 Benefits to CLT 3.0.3 Project Objectives 3.4 Key Success Criteria 3.0.5 Constraints 3.0.6 Areas of Risks 3.0.7 Project Roadmap 3.0.8 Resources 3.0.9 Completion Chapter 4 Plan and Gantt Chart Chapter 5 Team Structure Chapter 6 Review Stages - Project Chapter 7 CLT - Own Project team - Skills required Chapter 8 Development Criteria for Monica Chapter 9 Job descriptions Chapter 10 Advice - Managing Career Chapter 11 Conclusions and Recommendations Chapter 12 Critical Evaluation References Bibliography Appendices A A1 : A2 : B B1 : C D
Foresters Solicitors ICT Project Rani Sanghera-Warren Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 2 Specification 4 3 Implementation 0 Choice of Software 4 Testing 2 5 Evaluation 4 6 User Documentation 5 . Introduction The End User The end user for this project is a solicitors firm called Foresters. There are four solicitors working in the office, one trainee solicitor and a receptionist, they all have access to there own computers and they all need access to the diary/log book, filing cabinet and other information. They require a scheduling piece of software to be used by all the staff. It will be used to look up information on clients, staff and prisoners and will also work out the release dates for individual prisoners. The system in place The system the company currently have in place is a simple paper based system, so, for example if a the company took on a new client they would have to rite the clients details on a 'client form sheet' and put it in the companies folder in the filing cabinet, all the records are then sorted alphabetically. A lot of time is spend ensuring this is done correctly, and this system has a lot of room for error, if the staff are tired or in a rush mistakes are easily made and this then causes great difficulties in the future when that member of staff is looking for the clients records. The possible systems that could replace
In order to begin E-commerce for the Cuckoo Games would be required to have an Internet Service Provider or more commonly referred to as an ISP. An internet service provider is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services. These services could include Web site building and virtual hosting. The reason that an internet service provider is required is because they have the equipment and the telecommunication line access required to have a point-of-presence on the Internet for the particular area. A point of presence is an access point from a particular area to the internet. The larger ISPs have their own high-speed leased lines so that they are less dependent on the telecommunication providers and can provide better service to their customers. The internet service provider will enable Cuckoo Games to connect to the internet and open them up to a number of other opportunities such as an online website, online payment methods and ultimately selling their products online through E-Commerce. It is essential for Cuckoo Games to have a sufficient computer network with a specification that will be able to cope with working online. This may mean that Cuckoo Games will need to purchase more equipment or improve existing equipment. In order for Cuckoo Games to benefit from E-Commerce they must have a few essential pieces of
Produce a report for the Managing Director of Animal World Magazine outlining different ways of implementing a client-server Local Area Network (LAN) for the business.
Produce a report for the Managing Director of Animal World Magazine outlining different ways of implementing a client-server Local Area Network (LAN) for the business. This includes; * Topologies o Cables o Connector o Hardware o Software o Advantages and Disadvantages * Network o Advantages and Disadvantages * TCP/IP o Advantages and Disadvantages * IP Address o Advantages and Disadvantages * MAC Address o Advantages and Disadvantages What is Network? A network is a collection of terminals, computers, servers, and components which allows for the easy flow of data and use of resources between one another. The three basic types of networks include: o Local Area Network (LAN) o Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) o Wide Area Network (WAN) LAN - A Local Area Network (LAN) is a network that is confined to a relatively small area (in one building). MAN - A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) covers larger geographic areas, such as cities or school districts. WAN - Wide Area Networks (WANs) connect larger geographic areas, around the world therefore is world wide. What is Topology? The topology describes the way in which the devices on a LAN are connected together. There are four main LAN topologies: bus, star, ring and mesh. Bus A Bus topology is a single wire with terminator at each end. All nodes (server, workstation and peripherals) are connected to