Imagine you work for Pine Valley Furniture. The board is considering starting a webstore and does not know what is involved in developing a new system. You have been asked to present to the board of directors to help them know what to expect.
Prepare a 12- to 16-slide presentation to the board with speaker notes and media such as graphics or tables.
Explain why it is important to use systems analysis and design methodologies when building a system. Justify why not to “just build the system” in whatever way appears to be “quick and easy.”
Review the criteria for selecting off-the-shelf software presented in Ch. 2. Identify additional criteria that are, or might be, used to select off-the-shelf software.
Consider if the choice was between alternative custom software developers rather than prewritten packages. Identify the criteria that would be appropriate to select and compare among competing bidders for custom development of an application. Be sure to briefly define each of these criteria.
Briefly summarize the project management process. Explain which of the four phases of the project management process you think is most challenging and how you can mitigate the risks for that stage.