System Development Life Cycle Document
June 24, 2013
Riordan Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Riordan Industries that specializes in plastics. They employ more than 500 people worldwide with projected annual earnings of $46 million (University of Phoenix, 2002). The controller reviewed the training budget and identified higher than budgeted costs related to emergency training on new systems. Furthermore, override approvals demonstrate the lack of new project training costs in the product development budget unless coded to the wrong cost centers. The director of human resources verified training was not incorporated into the project ...view middle of the document...
The planning phase leads to the system analysis and design phase.
System Analysis and Design
The system sought requires meeting the needs of the organization. The results take into consideration factors such as data, maintenance, and performance. Additional considerations need to be made with the system design. Three options exist. They are (1) an existing program can fulfill the needs of the organization in its totality, (2) an existing program can meet most of the organization’s needs but requires internal or external modifications, or (3) the system does not currently exist therefore the design must be from the ground-up. For this example, the Cisco TelePresence® system provides the organization’s current needs.
Current databases in the organization provide the requirements for tracking the projects’ training needs. Any emergency training for systems will be documented in the database for tracking purposes. This process becomes integral in the reporting requirements for project efficiency and efficacy as well as any audit requirements for accounting purposes.
Programming requirements are essential for global use. Identification of language preference and translation for communication occurred during the planning phase. The software includes graphical user interfaces (GUI) to assist in communication and translation needs. The ability to use smart devices outside of the offices provide total connectivity is a programming requirement for the Riordan sales staff members who find themselves working outside a proper office. This scenario requires strong security measures to deter any type of malware or spyware corruption. Riordan’s proprietary information must be protected against hackers that can either sell the information to the highest competitor or corrupt their data.
Networking is essential for seamless connectivity between locations and the trainer....