Ridgeline Mountain Outfitters (RMO), RMO’s strategic information systems plan calls for building a new Consolidated Sales and Marketing System (CSMS).
Project Report 1 (Steps 1‒4) focuses on defining, justifying, and planning the project.
Step 1: Define the project
This step should clearly define the project including, at a minimum: a description of the business need to be addressed, a statement of the project’s scope and general feasibility, a “ballpark” schedule, and a resource plan and budget. Additional data and detail is not required, but helps steer a desired outcome.
Step 2: Identify system requirements
This step should discuss the analysis activities associated with understanding and documenting the business needs and processing requirements for the proposed system. What are the desired outputs of the system and what are the major data requirements? Also, the constraints that are expected should be discussed. This step should include as much detail as possible. The remaining steps of the project will start to pivot off of Step 2.
Step 3: Develop a feasibility study
This section of the report will use the items developed in Steps 1 and 2 to specify the project’s risks and probability of success and will confirm the project’s feasibility in each of the dimensions mentioned in the textbook: economic, technological, organizational, and so on. A completed project is not always a successful project. The developed feasibility study in this step will narrow the focus and drive the project to a higher success rate.
Step 4: Schedule the project
This final section of Project Report 1 will develop a detailed project schedule and indicate specific resource needs.
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